1. Family: Arecaceae Bercht. & J.Presl
    1. Genus: Bactris Jacq. ex Scop.
      1. Bactris bahiensis Noblick ex A.J.Hend.

        This species is accepted, and its native range is E. Brazil.

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    Vernacular
    Brazil: brejaubinha, ouricana, piririma. It is named after the state of Bahia, Brazil
    General Description
    Stems usually cespitose, 1-2 m tall, 0.5-1 cm diam., not spiny. Leaves 6-12; leaf spines few or absent, black, to 1 cm long, on sheath and proximal, lateral surfaces of petiole; sheath 10-21 cm long; ocrea to 6 cm long, membranous; petiole 7-33 cm long; rachis 15-28 cm long; pinnae 2-7 per side, regularly or irregularly arranged in clusters, spreading in the same plane, sigmoid; middle pinnae 17-37 x 2.5-4 cm. Inflorescences interfoliar, erect; peduncle 3-7 cm long, straight, not spiny; prophyll 4-6 cm long; peduncular bract 6-19 cm long, brown-tomentose, not spiny; rachillae 1,3.5-5.5 cm long, at anthesis densely white-tomentose; triads regularly arranged; staminate flowers 4-6 mm long; sepal lobes 2.5-3 mm long; petals 4-6 mm long; stamens 6; pistillode absent; pistillate flowers 3-4 mm long; calyx annular, to 1 mm long; corolla tubular, 3-4 mm long, spinulose; staminodes 6; fruits 1-1.5 cm diam., depressed-globose, prominently rostrate, purple-black; mesocarp juicy; endocarp obovoid, the sterile pores displaced longitudinally; endocarp fibers numerous, wiry, with juice sacs attached; fruiting perianth with small, membranous calyx much shorter than the spinulose, entiremargined corolla.
    Distribution
    Brazil (southern Bahia, Espfrito Santo, Rio de Janeiro); lowland rain forest on non-flooded soils, 50-350 m elevation.

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Brazil Northeast, Brazil Southeast

    Bactris bahiensis Noblick ex A.J.Hend. appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Fl. Neotrop. Monogr. 79: 32 (2000)

    Accepted by

    • Lorenzi, H., Noblick, L.R., Kahn, F. & Ferreira, E. (2010). Brazilian Flora Arecaceae (Palms): 1-268. Instituto Plantarum de Estudos da Flora LTDA, São Paulo, Brazil.
    • Govaerts, R. & Dransfield, J. (2005). World Checklist of Palms: 1-223. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

    Literature

    Palmweb - Palms of the World Online
    • Henderson, A.J., Bactris (Palmae) in Flora Neotropica Monographs 79. 2000

    Sources

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2019. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

    Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2019. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

    Palmweb - Palms of the World Online
    Palmweb 2011. Palmweb: Palms of the World Online. Published on the internet http://www.palmweb.org. Accessed on 21/04/2013
    Content licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0