Rainforest Biodiversity Guide

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Irapay Palm
Irapay Palm

Scientific Name: Lepidocaryum tessmanii

Category: Plant

Primary Layer: Understory

Fun Facts:

  • Its fan-shaped fronds have approximatly four segments, and are used for thatched roofing.
  • Plants grow only 1 - 3 meters in height in the shaded understory
  • The juice of its stem is used to cure eye infections