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  • There are also groves of the useful moriche palm Mauritia flexuosa, shrubby scrub savanna, and intermittent species-rich gallery forests (Dezzeo 1994; Bonaccorso, 2001).

    Canaima National Park, Venezuela

  • There are some areas in the savanna where the moriche palm (Mauritia flexosa) forms monotypic stands known as morichal.

    Orinoco wetlands

  • And if he wishes to spend the night I can let him use one of my Venezuelan hammocks I have both chinchorro and hamaca, his choice while I discuss the very different merits of the Margariteño, Tintorero, pavilo, and moriche which I have all used and worn out through life 6 so far.

    07/10/2005 - 07/17/2005

  • When Tim and I returned to Villavicencio, passing through the same endless savannahs with their herds of zebu cattle and scattered islands of moriche palms, we learned that a landslide had wiped out the Bogotá road two days after we had come down.

    One River

  • The vampires had returned to their chosen roost, the martins still swept through the corridors, and as I went down the hill, a moriche oriole sent a silver shaft of song after me from the sentinel palm, just as he had greeted me four years ago.

    Edge of the Jungle

  • Ottomacs, is acquainted with the use of mosquito-curtains (mosquiteros) woven from the fibres of the moriche palm-tree.

    Travels to the Equinoctial Regions of America

  • It is entirely destitute of the corypha and moriche palm-trees.

    Travels to the Equinoctial Regions of America

  • This rapid growth is so much the more remarkable, as other palm-trees, for instance, the moriche, * and the palm of Sombrero, * the longevity of which is very great, frequently do not attain a greater height than fourteen or eighteen feet in the space of sixty years.

    Travels to the Equinoctial Regions of America

  • The moriche grows best in moist places; and it may rather be said that the water attracts the tree.

    Travels to the Equinoctial Regions of America

  • Guayaval, especially the piritu with pinnate leaves, * and the moriche

    Travels to the Equinoctial Regions of America


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    October 17, 2011