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Useful Tropical Plants

Bactris brongniartii

Mart.

Arecaceae

+ Synonyms

Bactris burretii Glassman

Bactris cuyabaensis Barb.Rodr.

Bactris flavispina Heynh.

Bactris maraya-acu Barb.Rodr.

Bactris pallidispina Mart.

Bactris piscatorum Wedd. ex Drude

Bactris rivularis Barb.Rodr.

Bactris stictacantha Burret

Bactris tenera (H.Karst.) H.Wendl.

Guilielma tenera H.Karst.

Pyrenoglyphis brongniartii (Mart.) Burret

Pyrenoglyphis microcarpa Burret

Pyrenoglyphis pallidispina (Mart.) Burret

Pyrenoglyphis piscatorum (Wedd. ex Drude) Burret

Pyrenoglyphis rivularis (Barb.Rodr.) Burret

Pyrenoglyphis tenera (H.Karst.) Burret

Common Name:

Bactris brongniartii
Developing fruits
Photograph by: T. Croat
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General Information

Bactris brongniartii is a spiny, evergreen palm usually growing 3 - 6 metres tall, occasionally to 9 metres. The plant usually forms a large, dense cluster of unbranched stems 3 - 8cm in diameter; these are each topped by a crown of 4 - 6 leaves[
768
Title
Field Guide to the Palms of the Americas
Publication
 
Author
Henderson A.; Galeano G.; Bernal R.
Publisher
Princeton University Press; Princeton, New Jersey.
Year
1995
ISBN
0-691-08537-4
Description
An excellent book, giving basic information on all the 550 species of palms native to the Americas that were known in 1995. Comprehensive information on the plants range and habitat, brief description, some uses and almost 250 photos.
].
The plant is harvested from the wild for local use of its edible fruit.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References

768
Title
Field Guide to the Palms of the Americas
Publication
 
Author
Henderson A.; Galeano G.; Bernal R.
Publisher
Princeton University Press; Princeton, New Jersey.
Year
1995
ISBN
0-691-08537-4
Description
An excellent book, giving basic information on all the 550 species of palms native to the Americas that were known in 1995. Comprehensive information on the plants range and habitat, brief description, some uses and almost 250 photos.

Range

S. America - Brazil, Bolivia, Peru, Colombia, Venezuela, the Guyanas.

Habitat

Lowland rainforests, very common along river margins or in areas subject to seasonal inundation[
768
Title
Field Guide to the Palms of the Americas
Publication
 
Author
Henderson A.; Galeano G.; Bernal R.
Publisher
Princeton University Press; Princeton, New Jersey.
Year
1995
ISBN
0-691-08537-4
Description
An excellent book, giving basic information on all the 550 species of palms native to the Americas that were known in 1995. Comprehensive information on the plants range and habitat, brief description, some uses and almost 250 photos.
].

Properties

Edibility Rating *  *
HabitEvergreen Tree
Height6.00 m
PollinatorsInsects
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

Not known

Edible Uses

Fruit - raw[
768
Title
Field Guide to the Palms of the Americas
Publication
 
Author
Henderson A.; Galeano G.; Bernal R.
Publisher
Princeton University Press; Princeton, New Jersey.
Year
1995
ISBN
0-691-08537-4
Description
An excellent book, giving basic information on all the 550 species of palms native to the Americas that were known in 1995. Comprehensive information on the plants range and habitat, brief description, some uses and almost 250 photos.
]. Fleshy and juicy[
768
Title
Field Guide to the Palms of the Americas
Publication
 
Author
Henderson A.; Galeano G.; Bernal R.
Publisher
Princeton University Press; Princeton, New Jersey.
Year
1995
ISBN
0-691-08537-4
Description
An excellent book, giving basic information on all the 550 species of palms native to the Americas that were known in 1995. Comprehensive information on the plants range and habitat, brief description, some uses and almost 250 photos.
]. The purple-black, globose fruits are around 15mm in diameter[
768
Title
Field Guide to the Palms of the Americas
Publication
 
Author
Henderson A.; Galeano G.; Bernal R.
Publisher
Princeton University Press; Princeton, New Jersey.
Year
1995
ISBN
0-691-08537-4
Description
An excellent book, giving basic information on all the 550 species of palms native to the Americas that were known in 1995. Comprehensive information on the plants range and habitat, brief description, some uses and almost 250 photos.
].

Medicinal

None known

Other Uses

None known

Propagation

Seed -

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