| Carludovica palmata, Cyclanthaceae, Asplundia, Cyclanthus, Dicranopygium|
Carludovica is a genus in the family Cyclanthaceae. It is native to tropical America, from southern Mexico and Guatemala to Ecuador and Bolivia. Carludovica is named in honor of Charles IV of Spain and his wife Maria Luisa of Parma.
The genus is probably best known for Carludovica palmata (toquilla), the young leaves of which are made into Panama hats.
Carludovica divergens is added to some versions of the hallucinogenic drink Ayahuasca.
An unidentified species belonging to this family (possibly a Carludovica species) has been marketed as a houseplant in the United States under the name "Jungle Drum".Species
- Carludovica drudei Mast. - Chiapas, Oaxaca, Tabasco, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Panama, Colombia, Ecuador, Venezuela
- Carludovica palmata Ruiz & Pav. - widespread from Tabasco to Bolivia
- Carludovica rotundifolia Schaedtler - Costa Rica, Guatemala, Honduras, Panama
- Carludovica sulcata Hammel - Nicaragua, Costa Rica