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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. Last Changed: 22-Mar-2010
Species priority site is: Natl. Germplasm Repository - Miami (MIA)
Accessions: 14 (0 active, 0 available) in National Plant Germplasm System

Synonyms:

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 fide CultTropS); 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, Amapa, Amazonas, Bahia, Goias, Mato Grosso, Minas Gerais, Para, Piaui, Rondonia, Sao Paulo]
    • WESTERN SOUTH AMERICA: Bolivia, [Santa Cruz] Colombia (s.e.), Ecuador, Peru


References:

  1. Aldén, B., S. Ryman, & M. Hjertson Svensk Kulturväxtdatabas, SKUD (Swedish Cultivated and Utility Plants Database; online resource on www.skud.info). 2012 (Kulturvaxtdatabas)
  2. Boggan, J. et al. Checklist of the plants of the Guianas, ed. 2. 1997 (L Guianas ed2)
  3. Brako, L. & J. L. Zarucchi Catalogue of the flowering plants and gymnosperms of Peru. Monogr. Syst. Bot. Missouri Bot. Gard. 45. 1993 (L Peru)
  4. Facciola, S. Cornucopia, a source book of edible plants. 1990 (Cornucopia)
  5. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) 2010. Ecocrop (on-line resource). (Ecocrop)
  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 World checklist of palms. (L Palms)
  8. Henderson, A. The palms of the Amazon. 1995 (Palms Amazon)
  9. Henderson, A. et al. Field guide to the palms of the Americas. 1995 (Palms Amer)
  10. IPGRI New World Fruits Database (on-line resource). (New World Fruits)
  11. Liberty Hyde Bailey Hortorium Hortus third. (Hortus 3)
  12. Macbride, J. F. et al., eds. Flora of Peru. 1936-1971; new ser. 1980- (F Peru)
  13. McGuffin, M., J. T. Kartesz, A. Y. Leung, & A. O. Tucker Herbs of commerce, ed. 2. 2000 (Herbs Commerce ed2)
  14. Moore, H. E., Jr. 1963. An annotated checklist of cultivated palms (Principes) 7:151.
  15. Personal Care Products Council International Nomenclature Cosmetic Ingredient (INCI)
  16. Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource). (Pl Names)
  17. Rehm, S. Multilingual dictionary of agronomic plants. 1994 (Dict Rehm)
  18. Rehm, S. & G. Espig The cultivated plants of the tropics and subtropics. 1991 (CultTropS)
  19. 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.

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. 2018. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?id=23489. Accessed 21 November 2018.