Bactris maraja var. trichospatha (Trail) A.J.Hend., Fl. Neotrop. Monogr. 79: 119 (2000)

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Map uses TDWG level 3 distributions (
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
Guyanapresent (World Checklist of Arecaceae)A
Perupresent (World Checklist of Arecaceae)A
Surinamepresent (World Checklist of Arecaceae)A
Venezuelapresent (World Checklist of Arecaceae)A
Distribution and habitat. Colombia (Amazonas, Meta), Venezuela (Amazonas, Bolívar), the Guianas, Peru (Cusco, Huánuco, Loreto, Madre de Dios, Ucayali), Brazil (Acre, Amazonas, Pará, Rondônia, Roraima), and Bolivia (Beni, Pando), lowland rain forest, usually on terra firme but also in inundated areas, at 10-1065 m elevation.


  • Sheath, petiole, and rachis with moderate to dense covering of flattened, brown or black spines; pinnae to 30 per side, more or less regularly arranged, spreading in slightly different planes, usually lanceolate, not pilose abaxially. Inflorescences interfoliar; peduncular bract velvety brown-spinulose, not spiny or occasionally with flattened, brownish spines to 8 mm long especially at the apex; rachillae to 17; fruits broadly obovoid, to 1.7 cm diam., usually minutely spinulose.


    A. World Checklist of Arecaceae