Taxon: Attalea speciosa Mart. ex Spreng.

 
Genus: Attalea
Family: Arecaceae (alt.Palmae)
Subfamily: Arecoideae
Tribe: Cocoseae
Subtribe: Attaleinae
Nomen number: 6067
Place of publication: Syst. veg. 2:624. 1825
Link to protologue:
Typification:
Name Verified on: 12-Nov-1996 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 10-Feb-1999
Species priority site is:
Accessions: 1 in National Plant Germplasm System

Synonyms:

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Human food: oil/fat ()
  • Human food: vegetable (fide Handb Nuts, as Orbignya phalerata)
  • Fuels: petroleum substitute/alcohol (fide N. El Bassam 1998)

Distributional Range:

    Native

    Southern America
    • NORTHERN SOUTH AMERICA: Guyana, Suriname
    • BRAZIL: Brazil [Acre, Amazonas, Bahia, Ceara, Goias, Maranhao, Mato Grosso, Mato Grosso do Sul, Minas Gerais, Para, Piaui, Rondonia, Tocantins]
    • WESTERN SOUTH AMERICA: Bolivia [Beni, Pando]


References:

  1. Anderson, A. B. & M. J. Balick 1988. Taxonomy of the Babassu complex (Orbignya spp.: Palmae) Syst. Bot. 13:35.
  2. Boggan, J. et al. Checklist of the plants of the Guianas, ed. 2. 1997 (L Guianas ed2)
  3. Campos, J. L. A. et al. 2015. Knowledge, use, and management of the babassu palm (Attalea speciosa Mart. ex Spreng) in the Araripe region (Northeastern Brazil) Econ. Bot. 69:240-250.
  4. El Bassam, N. 1998. Energy plant species 18-42.
  5. Erhardt, W. et al. Zander: Handwörterbuch der Pflanzennamen, 17. Auflage. 2002 (Zander ed17)
  6. Facciola, S. Cornucopia, a source book of edible plants. 1990 (Cornucopia)
  7. Feuillet, C. 1998. pers. comm. (pers. comm.)
  8. Forzza, R. C. et al., coord. Lista de espécies da flora do Brasil (on-line resource). (L Brasil Online)
  9. Henderson, A. The palms of the Amazon. 1995 (Palms Amazon)
  10. Henderson, A. et al. Field guide to the palms of the Americas. 1995 (Palms Amer)
  11. IPGRI New World Fruits Database (on-line resource). (New World Fruits)
  12. Lorenzi, H. et al. Palmeiras no Brasil: nativas e exóticas. 1996 (Palms Brasil)
  13. Personal Care Products Council International Nomenclature Cosmetic Ingredient (INCI)
  14. Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource). (Pl Names)
  15. Wickens, G. E. et al., eds. New crops for food and industry. 1989 (New Crops Food Ind)

Check other web resources for Attalea speciosa Mart. ex Spreng. :

Images:

  • Fruit: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image

Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2018. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?id=6067. Accessed 19 June 2018.