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Taxon: Attalea speciosa Mart. ex Spreng.

 
Genus: Attalea
Family: Arecaceae (alt.Palmae)
Subfamily: Arecoideae
Tribe: Cocoseae
Subtribe: Attaleinae
Nomen number: 6067
Place of publication: Syst. veg. 2:624. 1825
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 12-Nov-1996 by ARS Systematic Botanists.
Accessions: 9 (1 active, 1 available) in National Plant Germplasm System

Autonyms (not in current use) and synonyms:

(≡ homotypic synonym, = heterotypic synonym, - autonym)

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Fuels: petroleum substitute/alcohol (fide N. El Bassam 1998)
  • Human food: vegetable (fide Handb Nuts, as Orbignya phalerata) vegetable (fide Handb Nuts, as Orbignya phalerata)

Distributional Range:

    Native

    Southern America
    • NORTHERN SOUTH AMERICA: Guyana, Suriname
    • BRAZIL: Brazil [Acre, Amazonas, Bahia, Ceará, Goiás, Maranhão, Mato Grosso, Mato Grosso do Sul, Minas Gerais, Pará, Piauí, Rondônia, Tocantins]
    • WESTERN SOUTH AMERICA: Bolivia [El Beni, Pando]


References:

  1. Anderson, A. B. & M. J. Balick. 1988. Taxonomy of the Babassu complex (Orbignya spp.: Palmae). Syst. Bot. 13:35. Note: = Orbignya phalerata
  2. Boggan, J. et al. 1997. Checklist of the plants of the Guianas, ed. 2 Note: = Orbignya phalerata
  3. Campos, J. L. A. et al. 2015. Knowledge, use, and management of the babassu palm (Attalea speciosa Mart. ex Spreng) in the Araripe region (Northeastern Brazil). Econ. Bot. 69:240-250.
  4. El Bassam, N. 1998. Energy plant species. 18-42.
  5. Erhardt, W. et al. 2002. Zander: Handwörterbuch der Pflanzennamen, 17. Auflage Note: = Orbignya martiana
  6. Facciola, S. 1990. Cornucopia, a source book of edible plants Kampong Publications. Note: = Orbignya martiana
  7. Feuillet, C. 1998. pers. comm. Note: re. French common names
  8. Forzza, R. C. et al., coord. Lista de espécies da flora do Brasil (on-line resource).
  9. Henderson, A. et al. 1995. Field guide to the palms of the Americas
  10. Henderson, A. 1995. The palms of the Amazon Oxford University Press.
  11. IPGRI. New World Fruits Database (on-line resource).
  12. Lorenzi, H. et al. 1996. Palmeiras no Brasil: nativas e exóticas
  13. Personal Care Products Council. INCI
  14. Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource).
  15. Wickens, G. E. et al., eds. 1989. New crops for food and industry Note: = Orbignya phalerata

Check other web resources for Attalea speciosa Mart. ex Spreng. :

  • 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.
  • PubAg: USDA's National Agricultural Library database of full-text journal articles and citations on the agricultural sciences.

Images:

  • Fruit: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image

Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2019. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?6067. Accessed 17 July 2019.