Taxon: Acrocomia aculeata (Jacq.) Lodd. et al. ex Mart.

 
Genus: Acrocomia
Family: Arecaceae (alt.Palmae)
  Subfamily: Arecoideae
      Tribe: Cocoseae
        Subtribe: Bactridinae
Nomen number: 1388
Place of publication: Hist. nat. palm. 3:286. 1845
Name Verified on: 17-Apr-2008 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 25-Feb-2016
Species priority site is: Natl. Germplasm Repository - Miami (MIA)
Accessions: 42 in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: ornamental (fide Dict Gard)
  • Human food: oil/fat (fide CultTropS)
  • Human food: starch (fide Gen Palm)
  • Human food: vegetable (fide Gen Palm)
  • Materials: fiber (fide Gen Palm)

Distributional Range:

    Native:

  • Northern America

    • : Mexico
  • Southern America

    • Brazil: Brazil
    • Caribbean: Antigua and Barbuda; Cuba; Dominica; Dominican Republic; Grenada; Haiti; Jamaica; Martinique; Puerto Rico; St. Kitts and Nevis; St. Lucia; St. Vincent and Grenadines; Trinidad and Tobago
    • Central America: Belize; Costa Rica; El Salvador; Guatemala; Honduras; Nicaragua; Panama
    • Northern South America: French Guiana; Guyana; Suriname; Venezuela
    • Southern South America: Argentina; Paraguay
    • Western South America: Bolivia; Colombia

  • Cultivated:

    . also cult.

References:

  • Erhardt, W. et al. Der große Zander: Enzyklopädie der Pflanzennamen. 2008 (Zander Ency)
  • Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) 2010. Ecocrop (on-line resource). (Ecocrop)
  • Glassman, S. F. 1972. A revision of B. E. Dahlgren's Index of American palms Phanerog. Monogr. 6:1-294.
  • Govaerts, R. & J. Dransfield World checklist of palms. 2005 (L Palms)
  • Hammel, B. E. et al., eds. Manual de plantas de Costa Rica. 2003- (Man CostaR)
  • Henderson, A. The palms of the Amazon. 1995 (Palms Amazon)
  • Henderson, A. et al. Field guide to the palms of the Americas. 1995 (Palms Amer)
  • Howard, R. Flora of the lesser Antilles. 1974-1989 (F LAnt)
  • Huxley, A., ed. The new Royal Horticultural Society dictionary of gardening. 1992 (Dict Gard)
  • IPGRI New World Fruits Database (on-line resource). (New World Fruits)
  • Liberty Hyde Bailey Hortorium Hortus third. 1976 (Hortus 3)
  • Mabberley, D. J. The plant-book: a portable dictionary of the vascular plants, ed. 2. 1997 (Pl Book)
  • Moore, H. E., Jr. 1963. An annotated checklist of cultivated palms (Principes) 7:124.
  • Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource). (Pl Names)
  • Rehm, S. Multilingual dictionary of agronomic plants. 1994 (Dict Rehm)
  • Rehm, S. & G. Espig The cultivated plants of the tropics and subtropics. 1991 (CultTropS)
  • Steyermark, J. A. et al., eds. Flora of the Venezuelan Guayana. 1995- (F VenGuay)
  • Uhl, N. W. & J. Dransfield Genera palmarum: a classification of palms based on the work of Harold E. Moore, Jr. 1987 (Gen Palm) 431-435.

Synonyms:

Check other web resources for Acrocomia aculeata (Jacq.) Lodd. et al. ex Mart. :

  • PLANTS: USDA-NRCS Database of Plants of the United States and its Territories
  • Flora del Conosur: Catálogo de las Plantas Vasculares del Conosur
  • New World Fruits Database: Online database from Bioversity International
  • TROPICOS: Nomenclatural and Specimen Database of the Missouri Botanical Garden
  • Mansfeld: Mansfeld's World Databas of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops
  • ePIC: Electronic Plant Information Centre of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • AGRICOLA: Article Citation Database or NAL Catalog of USDA's National Agricultural Library
  • Entrez: NCBI's search engine for PubMed citations, GenBank sequences, etc.