Because there have been few studies of this species of Arecaceae to date, there is a lack of knowledge on the germination processes and the techniques that will enable the conservation of the babassu palm.
The seeds of this species showed an orthodox behavior, tolerating desiccation to low water contents, which can further facilitate their storage and extend the conservation of the babassu palm with the goal of replacing natural populations.
A species that grows sparsely in the original habitat of primary forests, the babassu palm (Attalea speciosa, formerly Orbignya phalerata), (5) proliferates after land clearing, and constitutes a dramatic example of "oligarchic forests" in the Amazon (Peters, 1992; Peters et al.
A Modern Tragedy of the Non-Commons: Agro-Industrial Change and Equity in Brazil's Babassu Palm Zone, PhD Dissertation, Cornell University.
The resulting transformation of predominant landscapes has been that of species-rich mature forests to secondary succession with dominance of babassu palms, to pasture or croplands containing palms at various densities.
It will also determine the extent of land covered by pastures with high, medium, or low densities of babassu palms.
In addition to the constraints for agriculture, the elimination of babassu palms from pastures, and the replacement of jaragua by brachiaria grass in regional landscapes represented a real threat to the integrity of the social and natural systems.