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Bibliography on Bayal, Desmoncus orthacanthos
Desmoncus-orthocanthos-bayal-fruits-Naranjo-Park-Peten
Camera Canon EOS-1D Xmark II, lens Canon EF 100MM F/2.8 MACRO USM;
settings: f/8, speed 1/30, ISO 1000.
Photo by Maria Alejandra Gutiérrez

PDF, Articles, Books on Desmoncus orthacanthos

  • BARRIOS, Mercedes
  • 2006
  • Exploración del potencial de cultivos alternativos perennes de alto valor (Theobroma cacao L.), aplicados en áreas selectas para la restauración de selvas lluviosas fragmentadas en Cobán y Cahabón, Alta Verapaz. CONCYT. 124 pages.

    Available Online:
    http://glifos.concyt.gob.gt/digital/fodecyt/fodecyt%202006.15.pdf
  • BEUTELSPACHER, Carlos
  • 2009
  • Semillas utilizadas para elaborar artesanías lacandonas en Chiapas, México. Lacandonia, Rev. Ciencias UNICACH. Vol. 3, No. 2. Pages 45-58.
  • ESCALANTE, Sigfredo
  • 2004
  • Estudios poblacionales de Desmoncus orthacanthos Martius (Arecaeae) en el sur de Quintana Roo, México. Instituto de Ecología, A.C. 204 pages.
  • ESCALANTE, Sigfredo, MONTAÑA, Carlos and Roger ORELLANA
  • 2004
  • Demography and potential extractive use of the liana palm, Desmoncus orthacanthos Martius (Arecaeae), in southern Quintana Roo, Mexico. Forest Ecology and Management. Vol. 187, No. 1. Pages 3-18.

    Sold Online:
    www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0378112703002287
  • HENDERSON, Andrew, GALEANO, Gloria and Rodrigo BERNAL
  • 1997
  • Field guide to the palms of the Americas. Princeton University Press. 352 pages.
  • STANDLEY, P. C. and J. A. STEYERMARK
  • 1958
  • Flora of Guatemala. Part I. Fieldiana, Bot. Vol. 24, No. 1. Pages 258-259.
Desmoncus-orthocanthos-bayal-fruits-Naranjo-Park-Peten
Camera Nikon D810, lens Nikon AF-S Micro 60mm F2.8 G; settings: f/9, speed 1/100, ISO 6400. Photo by Dr Nicholas Hellmuth

Information on the utilitarian potential of Desmoncus orthacanthos

  • BELSKY, J. M. and S. F. SIEBERT
  • 1998
  • Non-timber forest products in community development and conservation Desmoncus sp. (tie-tie) in Gale’s Point Manatee, Belize. In: Primack, R. B., Bray, D., Galleti, H., Ponciano, I. (Eds.), Timber, Tourists, and Temples: conservation and development in the Maya Forest of Belize, Guatemala, and Mexico. Islad Press, Washington, DC. Pages 224-244.

    Available online:
    www.cas.umt.edu/facultydatabase/FILES_Faculty/1121/NTPCDC.pdf
  • CHINCHILLA, Mario
  • 1994
  • Caracterización de las poblaciones de Bayal (Desmoncus spp.), con fines de aprovechamiento artesanal, en la unidad de manejo forestal de San Miguel, San Andrés, Petén. Universidad de San Carlos de Guatemala. 206 pages.

    Available online:
    http://biblioteca.usac.edu.gt/tesis/01/01_1431.pdf
  • LUNDELL, C. L.
  • 1937
  • The vegetation of Petén, with and Appendix, studies of Mexican and central American plants. Vol. I. Carneige Institute of Washington.

 

Suggested webpages with photos and information on Desmoncus orthacanthos

www.theplantlist.org/tpl1.1/record/kew-60404?ref=tpl1
Synonyms.

http://panamasilvestre.blogspot.com/2011/05/desmoncus-orthacanthos-arecaceae.html
Information and photos of the fruits.

http://tropical.theferns.info/viewtropical.php?id=Desmoncus+orthacanthos
Information and photos.

www.tropicos.org/Name/2401137?tab=acceptednames&langid=66
Information.

http://biogeodb.stri.si.edu/biodiversity/bci/species/18137/
Information and photos.

 

Updated, August 2019.
First posted, August, 2018
Bibliography prepared by Marcella Sarti, FLAAR Mesoamerica

 

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