Taxon: Euterpe oleracea Mart.

 
Genus: Euterpe
Family: Arecaceae (alt.Palmae)
  Subfamily: Arecoideae
      Tribe: Euterpeae
Nomen number: 16475
Place of publication: Hist. nat. palm. 2:29, t. 28-30. 1824
Name Verified on: 12-Nov-1996 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 10-Feb-1999
Species priority site is: Natl. Germplasm Repository - Miami (MIA)
Accessions: 12 in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: ornamental (fide Palms Amazon)
  • Human food: beverage base (fide CultTropS)
  • Human food: fruit (fide CultTropS)
  • Human food: oil/fat (fide CultTropS)
  • Human food: vegetable (main source of palmito fide CultTropS)
  • Medicines: folklore (fide Herbs Commerce ed2)

Distributional Range:

    Native:

  • Southern America

    • Brazil: Brazil - Maranhao, - Para, - Amapa, - Tocantins
    • Caribbean: Trinidad and Tobago - Trinidad
    • Central America: Panama
    • Northern South America: French Guiana; Guyana; Suriname; Venezuela - Bolivar, - Delta Amacuro, - Sucre
    • Western South America: Colombia - Antioquia, - Cauca, - Cordoba, - Santander, - Valle, - Choco, - Narino; Ecuador - Esmeraldas, - Pichincha

  • Cultivated:

    . also cult.

References:

  • Aldén, B., S. Ryman, & M. Hjertson Svensk Kulturväxtdatabas, SKUD (Swedish Cultivated and Utility Plants Database; online resource on www.skud.info) (Kulturvaxtdatabas)
  • Arkcoll, D. B. & C. R. Clemenet 1989. Potential new food crops from the Amazon. In: G. E. Wickens et al., New crops for food and industry (New Crops Food Ind) 157-158.
  • Backer, C. A. & R. C. Bakhuizen van den Brink, Jr. Flora of Java. 1963-1968 (F Java)
  • Boggan, J. et al. Checklist of the plants of the Guianas, ed. 2. 1997 (L Guianas ed2)
  • Encke, F. et al. Zander: Handwörterbuch der Pflanzennamen, 13. Auflage. 1984 (Zander ed13)
  • Farr, E. R. et al., eds. Index nomina genericorum. 1979; suppl. 1986 (ING)
  • 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)
  • Henderson, A. The palms of the Amazon. 1995 (Palms Amazon)
  • Henderson, A. & G. Galeano 1996. Euterpe, Prestoea, and Neonicholsonia (Palmae) Fl. Neotrop. Monogr. 72:36.
  • Henderson, A. et al. Field guide to the palms of the Americas. 1995 (Palms Amer)
  • IPGRI New World Fruits Database (on-line resource). (New World Fruits)
  • Liberty Hyde Bailey Hortorium Hortus third. 1976 (Hortus 3)
  • Lorenzi, H. et al. Palmeiras no Brasil: nativas e exóticas. 1996 (Palms Brasil)
  • Markle, G. M. et al., eds. Food and feed crops of the United States, ed. 2. 1998 (Food Feed Crops US)
  • McGuffin, M., J. T. Kartesz, A. Y. Leung, & A. O. Tucker Herbs of commerce, ed. 2. 2000 (Herbs Commerce ed2)
  • Moore, H. E., Jr. 1963. An annotated checklist of cultivated palms (Principes) 7:145.
  • 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)
  • Terrell, E. E. et al. Agric. Handb. no. 505. 1986 (AH 505)
  • Uhl, N. W. & J. Dransfield 1987. Genera palmarum: a classification of palms based on the work of Harold E. Moore, Jr. 1987 (Gen Palm) 355, 357.
  • Villachica, H. 1996. Frutales y hortalizas promisorios de la amazonia (CoopAmaz) 44:33-42.
  • Wiersema, J. H. & B. León World economic plants: a standard reference (on-line edition) [medicinal plants only]. (World Econ Pl Med)

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