Bactris bahiensis Noblick ex A.J.Hend., Fl. Neotrop. Monogr. 79: 32 (2000)

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Map uses TDWG level 3 distributions (
Brazil Northeastpresent (World Checklist of Arecaceae)B
Brazil Southeastpresent (World Checklist of Arecaceae)B
Brazil (southern Bahia, Espfrito Santo, Rio de Janeiro); lowland rain forest on non-flooded soils, 50-350 m elevation. (Henderson, A.J., Bactris (Palmae) in Flora Neotropica Monographs 79. 2000)A


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  • Stems usually cespitose, 1-2 m tall, 0.5-1 cm diam., not spiny.
    Leaves 6-12; leaf spines few or absent, black, to 1 cm long, on sheath and proximal, lateral surfaces of petiole; sheath 10-21 cm long; ocrea to 6 cm long, membranous; petiole 7-33 cm long; rachis 15-28 cm long; pinnae 2-7 per side, regularly or irregularly arranged in clusters, spreading in the same plane, sigmoid; middle pinnae 17-37 x 2.5-4 cm.
    Inflorescences interfoliar, erect; peduncle 3-7 cm long, straight, not spiny; prophyll 4-6 cm long; peduncular bract 6-19 cm long, brown-tomentose, not spiny; rachillae 1,3.5-5.5 cm long, at anthesis densely white-tomentose; triads regularly arranged; staminate flowers 4-6 mm long; sepal lobes 2.5-3 mm long; petals 4-6 mm long; stamens 6; pistillode absent; pistillate flowers 3-4 mm long; calyx annular, to 1 mm long; corolla tubular, 3-4 mm long, spinulose; staminodes 6; fruits 1-1.5 cm diam., depressed-globose, prominently rostrate, purple-black; mesocarp juicy; endocarp obovoid, the sterile pores displaced longitudinally; endocarp fibers numerous, wiry, with juice sacs attached; fruiting perianth with small, membranous calyx much shorter than the spinulose, entiremargined corolla. (Henderson, A.J., Bactris (Palmae) in Flora Neotropica Monographs 79. 2000)A