Taxon: Mauritia flexuosa L. f.

 
Genus: Mauritia
Family: Arecaceae (alt.Palmae)
  Subfamily: Calamoideae
      Tribe: Lepidocaryeae
        Subtribe: Mauritiinae
Nomen number: 23489
Place of publication: Suppl. pl. 454. 1782 ("1781")
Name Verified on: 22-Mar-2010 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 22-Mar-2010
Species priority site is: Natl. Germplasm Repository - Miami (MIA)
Accessions: 14 in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Human food: beverage base (used to make an alcoholic drink fide Palms Amazon)
  • Human food: fruit (could be eaten fresh or prepared in several ways from lollipops to wine fide CultTropS)
  • Human food: oil/fat (fide Palms Amazon)
  • Human food: starch (fide Cornucopia)
  • Materials: fiber (fide Palms Amazon)
  • Medicines: folklore (fide Herbs Commerce ed2)

Distributional Range:

    Native:

  • Southern America

    • Brazil: Brazil - Acre, - Amazonas, - Bahia, - Goias, - Mato Grosso, - Minas Gerais, - Para, - Piaui, - Sao Paulo, - Amapa, - Rondonia
    • Caribbean: Trinidad and Tobago - Trinidad
    • Northern South America: French Guiana; Guyana; Suriname; Venezuela
    • Western South America: Bolivia - Santa Cruz; Colombia; Ecuador; Peru

References:

  • Aldén, B., S. Ryman, & M. Hjertson Svensk Kulturväxtdatabas, SKUD (Swedish Cultivated and Utility Plants Database; online resource on www.skud.info) (Kulturvaxtdatabas)
  • Boggan, J. et al. Checklist of the plants of the Guianas, ed. 2. 1997 (L Guianas ed2)
  • Brako, L. & J. L. Zarucchi Catalogue of the flowering plants and gymnosperms of Peru. Monogr. Syst. Bot. Missouri Bot. Gard. 45. 1993 (L Peru)
  • Facciola, S. Cornucopia, a source book of edible plants. 1990 (Cornucopia)
  • 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. 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)
  • Macbride, J. F. et al., eds. Flora of Peru. 1936-1971; new ser. 1980- (F Peru)
  • 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) 7:151.
  • 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)
  • Uhl, N. W. & J. Dransfield 1987. Genera palmarum: a classification of palms based on the work of Harold E. Moore, Jr. 1987 (Gen Palm) 278.
  • 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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