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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")
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 22-Mar-2010 by ARS Systematic Botanists.
Accessions: 14 (0 active, 0 available) in National Plant Germplasm System

Autonyms (not in current use) and synonyms:

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

Common names:

Economic Importance:

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

Distributional Range:

    Native

    Southern America
    • CARIBBEAN: Trinidad and Tobago [Trinidad]
    • NORTHERN SOUTH AMERICA: French Guiana, Guyana, Suriname, Venezuela (e.)
    • BRAZIL: Brazil [Acre, Amapá, Amazonas, Bahia, Goiás, Mato Grosso, Minas Gerais, Pará, Piauí, Rondônia, São Paulo]
    • WESTERN SOUTH AMERICA: Bolivia, [Santa Cruz] Colombia (s.e.), Ecuador, Peru


References:

  1. Aldén, B., S. Ryman, & M. Hjertson. 2012. Svensk Kulturväxtdatabas, SKUD (Swedish Cultivated and Utility Plants Database; online resource) URL: www.skud.info
  2. Boggan, J. et al. 1997. Checklist of the plants of the Guianas, ed. 2
  3. Brako, L. & J. L. Zarucchi. 1993. Catalogue of the flowering plants and gymnosperms of Peru. Monogr. Syst. Bot. Missouri Bot. Gard. 45
  4. Facciola, S. 1990. Cornucopia, a source book of edible plants Kampong Publications.
  5. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). 2010. Ecocrop (on-line resource). URL: http://ecocrop.fao.org/ecocrop/srv/en/cropListDetails?code=&relation=beginsWith&name=Mauritia+flexuosa&quantity=1 target='_blank'
  6. Glassman, S. F. 1972. A revision of B. E. Dahlgren's Index of American palms. Phanerog. Monogr. 6:1-294.
  7. Govaerts, R. & J. Dransfield. 2005. World checklist of palms.
  8. Henderson, A. et al. 1995. Field guide to the palms of the Americas
  9. Henderson, A. 1995. The palms of the Amazon Oxford University Press.
  10. IPGRI. New World Fruits Database (on-line resource).
  11. Liberty Hyde Bailey Hortorium. 1976. Hortus third.
  12. Macbride, J. F. et al., eds. 1936-. Flora of Peru Note: 1936-1971; new ser. 1980-
  13. McGuffin, M., J. T. Kartesz, A. Y. Leung, & A. O. Tucker. 2000. Herbs of commerce, ed. 2 American Herbal Products Association, Silver Spring, Maryland.
  14. Moore, H. E., Jr. 1963. An annotated checklist of cultivated palms. Principes 7:151.
  15. Personal Care Products Council. INCI
  16. Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource).
  17. Rehm, S. & G. Espig. 1991. The cultivated plants of the tropics and subtropics
  18. Rehm, S. 1994. Multilingual dictionary of agronomic plants
  19. Uhl, N. W. & J. Dransfield. 1987. Genera palmarum: a classification of palms based on the work of Harold E. Moore, Jr. 278.

Check other web resources for Mauritia flexuosa L. f. :

  • 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.

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?id=23489. Accessed 18 September 2019.