Phytelephas (Ivory Palm) is a genus of five species of palms, native to tropical South America. The genus name means 'plant elephant', which refers to the very hard, white seed endospem, which resembles (and can be used as a substitute for) elephant ivory.
They are medium-sized to tall palms reaching up to 20 m tall, with pinnate leaves.Selected species
Emerging Chagas Disease: Trophic Network and Cycle of Transmission of Trypanosoma cruzi from Palm Trees in the Amazon.(Statistical Data Included)
Jan 01, 2001; A trophic network involving molds, invertebrates, and vertebrates, ancestrally adapted to the palm tree (Attalaea phalerata)...