Taxon: Attalea cohune Mart.

Genus: Attalea
Family: Arecaceae (alt.Palmae)
  Subfamily: Arecoideae
      Tribe: Cocoseae
        Subtribe: Attaleinae
Nomen number: 6060
Place of publication: A. D. d'Orbigny, Voy. Amérique mér. 7(3). Palmiers 121. 1844
Name Verified on: 12-Nov-1996 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 02-May-2001
Species priority site is:
Accessions: 19 in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: ornamental (fide Zander ed14, as Orbignya)
  • Human food: oil/fat (fide L Edible Pl; Cornucopia)
  • Animal food: fodder (fide CultTropS)

Distributional Range:


  • Northern America

    • Southern Mexico: Mexico - Campeche, - Chiapas, - Colima, - Guerrero, - Jalisco, - Michoacan, - Nayarit, - Oaxaca, - Quintana Roo, - Tabasco
  • Southern America

    • Mesoamerica: Belize; El Salvador; Guatemala; Honduras

  • Cultivated:

    . also cult.


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  • Encke, F. et al. Zander: Handwörterbuch der Pflanzennamen, 14. Auflage. 1993 (Zander ed14)
  • 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. 1977. Preliminary taxonomic studies in the palm genus Orbignya Mart. (Phytologia) 36:97-98.
  • Henderson, A. et al. Field guide to the palms of the Americas. 1995 (Palms Amer)
  • 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)
  • Kunkel, G. Plants for human consumption. 1984 (L Edible Pl)
  • Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource). (Pl Names)
  • Rehm, S. & G. Espig The cultivated plants of the tropics and subtropics. 1991 (CultTropS)


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