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Taxon: Astrocaryum tucuma Mart.

 
Genus: Astrocaryum
Family: Arecaceae (alt.Palmae)
Subfamily: Arecoideae
Tribe: Cocoseae
Subtribe: Bactridinae
Nomen number: 5940
Place of publication: Hist. nat. palm. 2:77, t. 65, fig. 2. 1824
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 17-Jun-2011 by ARS Systematic Botanists.
Accessions: 6 (0 active, 0 available) in National Plant Germplasm System

Autonyms (not in current use) and synonyms:

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

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Human food: fruit (as A. aculeatum) oil/fat (as A. aculeatum)
  • Materials: lipids

Distributional Range:

    Native

    Southern America
    • CARIBBEAN: Trinidad and Tobago [Trinidad]
    • NORTHERN SOUTH AMERICA: French Guiana, Guyana, Suriname, Venezuela [Amazonas]
    • BRAZIL: Brazil [Acre, Amazonas, Mato Grosso, Pará, Rondônia]
    • WESTERN SOUTH AMERICA: Bolivia, [El Beni, Pando, Santa Cruz] Colombia [Amazonas]


    Cultivated

    Southern America
    • BRAZIL: Brazil


References:

  1. Barrie, F. R. 2011. Report of the General Committee: 11. Taxon 60:1213. Note: proposal not recommended, should take up this name
  2. Bernal, R. 2008. (1837) Proposal to conserve the name Astrocaryum aculeatum (Palmae) with a conserved type. Taxon 57:997-998.
  3. Brummitt, R. K. 2011. Report of the Nomenclature Committee for Vascular Plants: 62. Taxon 60:227. Note: proposal not recommended, should take up this name
  4. Facciola, S. 1990. Cornucopia, a source book of edible plants Kampong Publications.
  5. Henderson, A. 1995. The palms of the Amazon Oxford University Press. Note: = Astrocaryum aculeatum G. Mey.
  6. Pulle, A. A. et al., eds. 1932-. Flora of Suriname. Note: = Astrocaryum aculeatum G. Mey.

Check other web resources for Astrocaryum tucuma Mart. :

  • 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=5940. Accessed 17 September 2019.