Bactris hondurensis Standl., Publ. Field Columb. Mus., Bot. Ser. 8: 4 (1930)

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Distribution

Map uses TDWG level 3 distributions (http://www.nhm.ac.uk/hosted_sites/tdwg/geogrphy.html)
Colombiapresent (World Checklist of Arecaceae)B
Costa Ricapresent (World Checklist of Arecaceae)B
Ecuadorpresent (World Checklist of Arecaceae)B
Honduraspresent (World Checklist of Arecaceae)B
Nicaraguapresent (World Checklist of Arecaceae)B
Panamápresent (World Checklist of Arecaceae)B
Central America to Ecuador W of the Andes.
Distribution in Ecuador. In Ecuador it occurs in tropical and premontane wet and pluvial forest in the NW part of the country. (Borchsenius F., Borgtoft-Pedersen H. and Baslev H. 1998. Manual to the Palms of Ecuador. AAU Reports 37. Department of Systematic Botany, University of Aarhus, Denmark in collaboration with Pontificia Universidad Catalica del Ecuador)A

Description

  • Understorey palm. Stems solitary or clustered, to 1 m long, 1-2 cm in diameter.
    Leaves simple; blade 40-60 cm long, and 30-40 cm wide, with minute spines along the margin near apex, otherwise spineless.
    Inflorescence 10-20 cm long, with spiny prophyll and peduncular bract; branches 4-6, to 3 cm long. Female flowers scattered along the branches.
    Fruits red, globose, 1.5 cm in diameter or more; fruiting perianth with a very small, inconspicuous calyx, and a large, disc-shaped corolla; staminodial ring absent. (Borchsenius F., Borgtoft-Pedersen H. and Baslev H. 1998. Manual to the Palms of Ecuador. AAU Reports 37. Department of Systematic Botany, University of Aarhus, Denmark in collaboration with Pontificia Universidad Catalica del Ecuador)A

Bibliography

A. Borchsenius F., Borgtoft-Pedersen H. and Baslev H. 1998. Manual to the Palms of Ecuador. AAU Reports 37. Department of Systematic Botany, University of Aarhus, Denmark in collaboration with Pontificia Universidad Catalica del Ecuador
B. World Checklist of Arecaceae