Fibers of Attalea funifera sometimes are harvested with a hook attached to the end of a pole (Voeks, 1988).
The use of tire to favor palm development, as used for Attalea funifera in Brazil (Voeks, 1988).
standleyanum, Mauritia flexuosa Seed Phytelephas aequatorialis, P macrocarpa Stem Desmoncus polyacanthos Sheath Aphandra natalia, Attalea funifera, Leopoldinia piassaba Cosmetic Leaf Copernicia prunifera Use category Most common level of trade Food Domestic consumption, local Domestic consumption, local National, international Construction Domestic consumption Domestic consumption Handicraft Regional, national National, international Local, regional Local, regional Cosmetic International
It is derived from three different and taxonomically unrelated palm species: Leopoldiniapiassaba Wallace, Attalea funifera Mart.
Attalea funifera (piassava or piacava) is endemic to a belt along the Atlantic coast of Bahia in Brazil (Figure 1) where it mostly inhabits sandy and spodosolic soils on elevated terraces close to the sea.