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Useful Tropical Plants

Bactris hirta

Mart.

Arecaceae

+ Synonyms

Amylocarpus ericetinus (Barb.Rodr.) Barb.Rodr.

Amylocarpus formosus (Barb.Rodr.) Barb.Rodr.

Amylocarpus geonomoides (Drude) Barb.Rodr.

Amylocarpus hirtus (Mart.) Barb.Rodr.

Amylocarpus hylophilus (Spruce) Barb.Rodr.

Amylocarpus linearifolius (Barb.Rodr.) Barb.Rodr.

Amylocarpus pectinatus (Mart.) Barb.Rodr.

Amylocarpus platyspinus Barb.Rodr.

Amylocarpus pulcher (Trail) Barb.Rodr.

Amylocarpus setipinnatus (Barb.Rodr.) Barb.Rodr.

Bactris atrox Burret

Bactris ericetina Barb.Rodr.

Bactris formosa Barb.Rodr.

Bactris geonomoides Drude

Bactris hoppii Burret

Bactris huebneri Burret

Bactris hylophila Spruce

Bactris integrifolia Wallace

Bactris lakoi Burret

Bactris linearifolia Barb.Rodr.

Bactris longipes Poepp.

Bactris microcarpa Spruce

Bactris mollis Dammer

Bactris pectinata Mart.

Bactris platyspina (Barb.Rodr.) Burret

Bactris pulchra (Trail) Drude

Bactris setipinnata Barb.Rodr.

Bactris simplicifrons Spruce

Bactris turbinata Spruce

Bactris unaensis Barb.Rodr.

Common Name:

Bactris hirta
Ripe fruits
Photograph by: C. E. Timothy Paine
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General Information

Bactris hirta is a solitary-stemmed, evergreen palm growing up to 3 metres tall. The slender, unbranched stem is about 1cm in diameter[
422
Title
Fruits of the Guianan Flora
Publication
 
Author
van Roosmalen. M.G.M.
Publisher
Institute of Systematic Boyany, Utrecht University; Netherlands.
Year
1985
ISBN
90-9000988-4
Description
Terse descriptions of over 1,700 species from the Guianas that bear fruits - not necessarily edible! Often mentions if the fruit is edible, plus gives brief description of habit and habitat.
].
A fibre obtained from the stems of wild plants is occasionally used locally.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References


Range

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

Habitat

Relatively dry places in rainforests[
422
Title
Fruits of the Guianan Flora
Publication
 
Author
van Roosmalen. M.G.M.
Publisher
Institute of Systematic Boyany, Utrecht University; Netherlands.
Year
1985
ISBN
90-9000988-4
Description
Terse descriptions of over 1,700 species from the Guianas that bear fruits - not necessarily edible! Often mentions if the fruit is edible, plus gives brief description of habit and habitat.
].

Properties

Other Uses Rating *
HabitEvergreen Tree
Height3.00 m
PollinatorsInsects
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

Not known

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

None known

Other Uses

A fibre is obtained from the leaves[
422
Title
Fruits of the Guianan Flora
Publication
 
Author
van Roosmalen. M.G.M.
Publisher
Institute of Systematic Boyany, Utrecht University; Netherlands.
Year
1985
ISBN
90-9000988-4
Description
Terse descriptions of over 1,700 species from the Guianas that bear fruits - not necessarily edible! Often mentions if the fruit is edible, plus gives brief description of habit and habitat.
]. Of poor quality[
422
Title
Fruits of the Guianan Flora
Publication
 
Author
van Roosmalen. M.G.M.
Publisher
Institute of Systematic Boyany, Utrecht University; Netherlands.
Year
1985
ISBN
90-9000988-4
Description
Terse descriptions of over 1,700 species from the Guianas that bear fruits - not necessarily edible! Often mentions if the fruit is edible, plus gives brief description of habit and habitat.
].

Propagation

Seed -
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