Bactris major var. infesta (Mart.) Drude, Fl. Bras. 3(2): 54 (1881)

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Distribution

Map uses TDWG level 3 distributions (http://www.nhm.ac.uk/hosted_sites/tdwg/geogrphy.html)
Bolivia present (World Checklist of Arecaceae)B
Brazil North present (World Checklist of Arecaceae)B
Brazil Northeast present (World Checklist of Arecaceae)B
Brazil West-Central present (World Checklist of Arecaceae)B
Ecuador present (World Checklist of Arecaceae)B
Guyana present (World Checklist of Arecaceae)B
Peru present (World Checklist of Arecaceae)B
Suriname present (World Checklist of Arecaceae)B
Venezuela present (World Checklist of Arecaceae)B
Venezuela (Amazonas), Guyana, Suriname, Ecuador (Sucumbíos), Peru (Loreto, San Martín), Brazil (Acre, Amazonas, Maranhão, Pará, Rondônia), and Bolivia (Pando, Santa Cruz) lowland rain forest on non-flooded soils, at 140-400 m elevation. (Henderson, A.J., Bactris (Palmae) in Flora Neotropica Monographs 79. 2000)A

Common Name

  • Brazil: marajá, piri'a-hu (Ka'apor). (Henderson, A.J., Bactris (Palmae) in Flora Neotropica Monographs 79. 2000)A

Description

  • Leaves 3-7; pinnae 24-42 per side, more or less regularly arranged, occasionally clustered, spreading in the same plane.
    Inflorescences interfoliar; peduncular bract 27-40 cm long, sparsely covered with black spines to 1 cm long; rachillae 1-7, 9-15 cm long; pistillate flowers and fruits usually without a "staminodial ring" between the calyx and corolla; fruits 1.5-3 x 1-2 cm, obovoid or ellipsoid, brown or purple-black, with minute spinules or small brown scales. (Henderson, A.J., Bactris (Palmae) in Flora Neotropica Monographs 79. 2000)A

Bibliography

    A. Henderson, A.J., Bactris (Palmae) in Flora Neotropica Monographs 79. 2000
    B. World Checklist of Arecaceae