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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. Last Changed: 17-Jun-2011
Species priority site is: Natl. Germplasm Repository - Miami (MIA)
Accessions: 6 (0 active, 0 available) in National Plant Germplasm System

Synonyms:

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, Para, Rondonia]
    • WESTERN SOUTH AMERICA: Bolivia, [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.
  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.
  4. Facciola, S. Cornucopia, a source book of edible plants. 1990 (Cornucopia)
  5. Henderson, A. The palms of the Amazon. 1995 (Palms Amazon)
  6. Pulle, A. A. et al., eds. Flora of Suriname. (F Suriname)

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 February 2019.