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Taxon: Phytelephas aequatorialis Spruce

 
Genus: Phytelephas
Family: Arecaceae (alt.Palmae)
Subfamily: Ceroxyloideae
Tribe: Phytelepheae
Nomen number: 28243
Place of publication: J. Linn. Soc., Bot. 11:179. 1871
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 16-Mar-2010 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 16-Mar-2010
Species priority site is:
Accessions: 2 (0 active, 0 available) in National Plant Germplasm System

Synonyms:

Common names:

  • ivory palm  (Source: Hortus 3) - English
  • tagua  (Source: Econ Bot) - Spanish

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: ornamental
  • Materials: beads (hard endosperm is made into buttons)

Distributional Range:

    Native

    Southern America
    • WESTERN SOUTH AMERICA: Ecuador (w.)


    Cultivated (also cult.)

References:

  1. Barfod, A. S. 1991. A monographic study of the subfamily Phytelephantoideae (Arecaceae) Opera Bot. 105:50-53.
  2. Dodson, C. H. & A. H. Gentry Flora of the Rio Palenque science center. (F RPalenq)
  3. Glassman, S. F. 1972. A revision of B. E. Dahlgren's Index of American palms Phanerog. Monogr. 6:1-294.
  4. Govaerts, R. & J. Dransfield World checklist of palms. (L Palms)
  5. Koziol, M. J. & H. Borgtoft Pedersen 1993. Phytelephas aequatorialis (Arecaceae) in human and animal nutrition Econ. Bot. 47:401-407.
  6. Liberty Hyde Bailey Hortorium Hortus third. (Hortus 3)
  7. Macbride, J. F. et al., eds. Flora of Peru (F Peru)
  8. Personal Care Products Council International Nomenclature Cosmetic Ingredient (INCI)

Check other web resources for Phytelephas aequatorialis Spruce :

  • 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=28243. Accessed 20 June 2019.