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
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

Common names:

Economic Importance:

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

Distributional Range:

    Native:

  • Southern America

    • Brazil: Brazil - Acre, - Amazonas, - Bahia, - Ceara, - Goias, - Maranhao, - Mato Grosso, - Mato Grosso do Sul, - Minas Gerais, - Para, - Piaui, - Rondonia, - Tocantins
    • Northern South America: Guyana; Suriname
    • Western South America: Bolivia - Beni, - Pando

References:

  • Anderson, A. B. & M. J. Balick 1988. Taxonomy of the Babassu complex (Orbignya spp.: Palmae) Syst. Bot. 13:35.
  • Boggan, J. et al. Checklist of the plants of the Guianas, ed. 2. 1997 (L Guianas ed2)
  • 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.
  • El Bassam, N. 1998. Energy plant species 18-42.
  • Erhardt, W. et al. Zander: Handwörterbuch der Pflanzennamen, 17. Auflage. 2002 (Zander ed17)
  • Facciola, S. Cornucopia, a source book of edible plants. 1990 (Cornucopia)
  • Feuillet, C. 1998. pers. comm. (pers. comm.)
  • Forzza, R. C. et al., coord. Lista de espécies da flora do Brasil (on-line resource). (L Brasil Online)
  • Henderson, A. The palms of the Amazon. 1995 (Palms Amazon)
  • Henderson, A. et al. Field guide to the palms of the Americas. 1995 (Palms Amer)
  • IPGRI New World Fruits Database (on-line resource). (New World Fruits)
  • Lorenzi, H. et al. Palmeiras no Brasil: nativas e exóticas. 1996 (Palms Brasil)
  • Personal Care Products Council International Nomenclature Cosmetic Ingredient (INCI)
  • Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource). (Pl Names)
  • Wickens, G. E. et al., eds. New crops for food and industry. 1989 (New Crops Food Ind)

Synonyms:

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Images:

  • Fruit: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image