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Taxon: Iriartea deltoidea Ruiz & Pav.

Genus: Iriartea
Family: Arecaceae (alt.Palmae)
Subfamily: Arecoideae
Tribe: Iriarteeae
Nomen number: 460049
Place of publication: Syst. veg. fl. peruv. chil. 298. 1798
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 09-Nov-2009 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 09-Nov-2009
Species priority site is:
Accessions: 0 (0 active, 0 available) in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

  • palmeira-barriguda  (Source: Palms Brasil) - Portuguese (Brazil)
  • paxiubão  (Source: Palms Brasil) - Portuguese (Brazil)
  • chonta negra  (Source: F CostaR) - Spanish
  • palmilera  (Source: F CostaR) - Spanish
  • paxúba barriguda  (Source: Palms Amer) - Spanish (Bolivia)
  • copa  (Source: Palms Amer) - Spanish (Brazil)
  • barrigona  (Source: Palms Amer) - Spanish (Colombia)
  • maquenque  (Source: Palms Amer) - Spanish (Costa Rica)
  • bomba  (Source: Palms Amer) - Spanish (Ecuador)
  • huacrapona  (Source: Palms Amer) - Spanish (Peru)
  • barriguda  (Source: Palms Amer) - Spanish (Venezuela)
  • macanilla barrigona  (Source: F VenGuay) - Spanish (Venezuela)
  • stöttpalm  (Source: Kulturvaxtdatabas) - Swedish

Economic Importance:

  • Materials: wood; wood

Distributional Range:


    Southern America
    • CENTRAL AMERICA: Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Panama
    • NORTHERN SOUTH AMERICA: Venezuela [Bolivar, Amazonas]
    • BRAZIL: Brazil [Acre, Amazonas, Mato Grosso]
    • WESTERN SOUTH AMERICA: Bolivia, [El Beni, La Paz, Pando] Colombia, [Amazonas, Antioquia, Caquetá, Chocó, Meta, Putumayo, Valle del Cauca] Ecuador, [Cotopaxi, El Oro, Esmeraldas, Los Ríos, Morona Santiago, Napo, Pastaza, Pichincha, Sucumbíos] Peru [Amazonas, Cusco, Huánuco, Junín, Loreto, Madre de Dios, Pasco, Puno, San Martín, Ucayali]


  1. Aldén, B., S. Ryman, & M. Hjertson Svensk Kulturväxtdatabas, SKUD (Swedish Cultivated and Utility Plants Database; online resource) (Kulturvaxtdatabas)
  2. Brako, L. & J. L. Zarucchi Catalogue of the flowering plants and gymnosperms of Peru. Monogr. Syst. Bot. Missouri Bot. Gard. 45 (L Peru)
  3. Brokamp. G. et al. 2011. Trade in palm products in north-western South America Bot. Rev. (Lancaster) 77:571-606.
  4. Burger, W. C., ed. Flora costaricensis. (F CostaR)
  5. Govaerts, R. & J. Dransfield World checklist of palms. (L Palms)
  6. Henderson, A. The palms of the Amazon (Palms Amazon)
  7. Henderson, A. et al. Field guide to the palms of the Americas (Palms Amer)
  8. Jørgensen, P. M. & S. León-Yánez, eds. Catalogue of the vascular plants of Ecuador. Monogr. Syst. Bot. Missouri Bot. Gard. 75 (L Ecuador)
  9. Lorenzi, H. et al. Palmeiras no Brasil: nativas e exóticas (Palms Brasil)
  10. Stevens, W. D. et al., eds. Flora de Nicaragua. Monogr. Syst. Bot. Missouri Bot. Gard. 85(1-3). (F Nicaragua)
  11. Steyermark, J. A. et al., eds. Flora of the Venezuelan Guayana. (F VenGuay)

Check other web resources for Iriartea deltoidea Ruiz & Pav. :

  • 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=460049. Accessed 23 May 2019.