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Taxon: Astrocaryum malybo H. Karst.

Genus: Astrocaryum
Family: Arecaceae (alt.Palmae)
Subfamily: Arecoideae
Tribe: Cocoseae
Subtribe: Bactridinae
Nomen number: 464522
Place of publication: Linnaea 28:245. 1856
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 14-Feb-2012 by ARS Systematic Botanists.
Accessions: 0 (0 active, 0 available) in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

  • auchamba  (Source: Palms Amer) - Spanish (Colombia)
  • chingalé  (Source: Palms Amer) - Spanish (Colombia)

Economic Importance:

  • Materials: fiber;

Distributional Range:


    Southern America
    • CARIBBEAN: Colombia [San Andres Island]
    • WESTERN SOUTH AMERICA: Colombia [Antioquia, Bolívar, Córdoba, Cundinamarca, Tolima]


  1. Brokamp. G. et al. 2011. Trade in palm products in north-western South America. Bot. Rev. (Lancaster) 77:571-606.
  2. Henderson, A. et al. 1995. Field guide to the palms of the Americas

Check other web resources for Astrocaryum malybo H. Karst. :

  • 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=464522. Accessed 20 July 2019.