The cohune palm (Orbignya cohune, Arecaceae) in Belize: A survey of uses

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Although common throughout Belize in lowland forests and agricultural systems, the cohune palm,Orbignya cohune is relatively little used compared with its historic importance, according to a 1992 survey discussed here. Among uses found to persist are leaves for thatch, fruits for oil, and palm heart as food. Exploitation required only simple technology and… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/BF02862920

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@article{McSweeney2008TheCP, title={The cohune palm (Orbignya cohune, Arecaceae) in Belize: A survey of uses}, author={K Melodi McSweeney}, journal={Economic Botany}, year={2008}, volume={49}, pages={162-171} }