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Taxon: Attalea amygdalina Kunth

Genus: Attalea
Family: Arecaceae (alt.Palmae)
Subfamily: Arecoideae
Tribe: Cocoseae
Subtribe: Attaleinae
Nomen number: 438223
Place of publication: F. W. H. A. von Humboldt et al., Nov. gen. sp. 1:248[folio]; 1:310. 1816
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 09-Oct-2008 by ARS Systematic Botanists.
Accessions: 0 (0 active, 0 available) in National Plant Germplasm System

Autonyms (not in current use) and synonyms:

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

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: potential as ornamental
  • Human food: potential as oil/fat

Distributional Range:


    Southern America
    • WESTERN SOUTH AMERICA: Colombia [Antioquia, Caldas, Valle del Cauca, Quindío, Risaralda]


  1. Bernal, R. & G. Galeano. 2006. Endangerment of Colombian palms (Arecaceae): change over 18 years. Bot. J. Linn. Soc. 151:151-163.
  2. Borschenius, F. & M. Moraes. 2006. Diversidad y usos de palmeras andinas (Arecaceae). Botánica económica de los Andes centrales 417-418. URL: http://www.beisa.dk/Publications/BEISA%20Book%20pdfer/Capitulo%2025.pdf target='_blank' Note: Universidad Mayor de San Andés\; http://www.beisa.dk/Publications/BEISA%20Book%20pdfer/Beisa%20book.html
  3. IPGRI. New World Fruits Database (on-line resource).

Check other web resources for Attalea amygdalina Kunth :

  • 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=438223. Accessed 20 July 2019.