Bactris maraja var. juruensis (Trail) A.J.Hend., Palms Amazon : 205 (1995)

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Distribution

Map uses TDWG level 3 distributions (http://www.nhm.ac.uk/hosted_sites/tdwg/geogrphy.html)
Boliviapresent (World Checklist of Arecaceae)A
Brazil Northpresent (World Checklist of Arecaceae)A
Colombiapresent (World Checklist of Arecaceae)A
French Guianapresent (World Checklist of Arecaceae)A
Distribution and habitat. Western Amazon region of Colombia (Amazonas, Vaupés), Peru (Loreto, Madre de Dios), Brazil (Amazonas), and Bolivia (Beni) (Fig. 47C), and possibly French Guiana, lowland rain forest in várzea or terra flrme, at 200-250 m elevation.

Discussion

  • Three specimens with spiny peduncular bracts, determined as B. penicillata, may belong here (French Guiana. Degrad Limousin, 4°35?N, 52°17?W, 22 Oct 1989, de Granville 11148 (CAY), 21 Dec 1986, de Granville 9095 (CAY); Montagne de Kaw, 23 Dec 1984, de Granville 7195 (CAY)).

Description

  • Sheath, petiole, and rachis with scattered to moderate covering of slightly flattened, yellowish spines; pinnae (2-)6-11 per side, irregularly arranged, spreading in slightly different planes, sigmoid, with long, filamentous, minutely spiny apex. Inflorescences interfoliar; peduncular bract glabrous or with a few spines; rachillae 2-9; fruits to 1 cm diam., broadly obovoid, usually not spinulose.

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