Bactris mexicana var. mexicana

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Map uses TDWG level 3 distributions (
Mexico Gulfpresent (World Checklist of Arecaceae)A
Mexico Southeastpresent (World Checklist of Arecaceae)A
Mexico Southwestpresent (World Checklist of Arecaceae)A
Mexico (Chiapas, Oaxaca, Tabasco, Veracruz), lowland rain forest, at 100-700 m elevation.

Common Name

  • Mexico: chischi, jahuate, junco.


  • Leaf spines few on lateral surfaces of petiole and abaxial surface of rachis; pinnae sigmoid, irregularly arranged in clusters, spreading in different planes, glabrous abaxially.


    A. World Checklist of Arecaceae