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Taxon: Bertholletia excelsa Humb. & Bonpl.

 
Genus: Bertholletia
Family: Lecythidaceae
Subfamily: Lecythidoideae
Nomen number: 7022
Place of publication: Pl. aequinoct. 1:122-127, t. 36. 1807 ("1808")
Link to protologue:
Comment: despite the indication in TL-2 of Bonpland as the "Author of text" for this work, Bonpland is really only identified on the title page as the editor of a work jointly authored by both Humboldt and Bonpland, who thus have joint authorship of any nomenclatural novelties therein
Name Verified on: 10-Jan-1995 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 19-Sep-2017
Species priority site is: Natl. Germplasm Repository - Miami (MIA)
Accessions: 5 (1 active, 0 available) in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Human food: nut
  • Materials:
  • Medicines: folklore (fide CRC MedHerbs ed2; Herbs Commerce ed2)

Distributional Range:

    Native

    Southern America
    • NORTHERN SOUTH AMERICA: Guyana, Venezuela [Amazonas]
    • BRAZIL: Brazil [Amapa (Acre, Rondonia, Matto Grosso), Amazonas, Mato Grosso, Para]
    • WESTERN SOUTH AMERICA: Bolivia, [Beni] Colombia, [Amazonas] Peru [Madre de Dios (e.)]


References:

  1. Aldén, B., S. Ryman, & M. Hjertson Svensk Kulturväxtdatabas, SKUD (Swedish Cultivated and Utility Plants Database; online resource on www.skud.info). 2012 (Kulturvaxtdatabas)
  2. Boutelje, J. B. Encyclopedia of world timbers, names and technical literature. 1980 (Ency WTimber)
  3. Duke, J. A. et al. CRC Handbook of medicinal herbs. 2002 (CRC MedHerbs ed2)
  4. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) 2010. Ecocrop (on-line resource). (Ecocrop)
  5. Hanelt, P., ed. Mansfeld's encyclopedia of agricultural and horticultural crops. Volumes 1-6. 2001 (Mansf Ency)
  6. IPGRI New World Fruits Database (on-line resource). (New World Fruits)
  7. Liberty Hyde Bailey Hortorium Hortus third. (Hortus 3)
  8. Markle, G. M. et al., eds. Food and feed crops of the United States, ed. 2. 1998 (Food Feed Crops US)
  9. McGuffin, M., J. T. Kartesz, A. Y. Leung, & A. O. Tucker Herbs of commerce, ed. 2. 2000 (Herbs Commerce ed2)
  10. Mori, S. A. & G. T. Prance 1990. Lecythidaceae - Part II. The zygomorphic-flowered New World genera (Couroupita, Corythophora, Bertholletia, Couratari, Eschweilera, & Lecythis) Fl. Neotrop. Monogr. 21(2):114-118.
  11. Mori, S. A. et al. Lecythidaceae pages (on-line resource). (Lecythidaceae Pages)
  12. Personal Care Products Council International Nomenclature Cosmetic Ingredient (INCI)
  13. Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource). (Pl Names)
  14. Rehm, S. Multilingual dictionary of agronomic plants. 1994 (Dict Rehm)
  15. Soukup, J. Vocabulario de los nombres vulgares de la flora peruana. (Names Soukup)
  16. Villachica, H. 1996. Frutales y hortalizas promisorios de la amazonia (CoopAmaz) 44:85-95.

Check other web resources for Bertholletia excelsa Humb. & Bonpl. :

  • New World Fruits Database: Online database from Bioversity International
  • 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. 2018. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?id=7022. Accessed 14 November 2018.