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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. 2005 (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. 1936-1971; new ser. 1980- (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. 2018. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?id=28243. Accessed 16 October 2018.