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

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Peru to Bolivia and Brazil (Acre).

    [PW]
    Distribution
    Peru (Cusco, Madre de Dios, Pasco), Brazil (Acre), and Bolivia (La Paz, Santa Cruz); lowland rain forest on terrafirme, at 280-500 m elevation.
    General Description
    Stems cespitose, 0.7-4 m tall, 1.5-2 cm diam. Leaves 6-10; leaf spines scattered, terete, yellowish brown, darker at base and apex, to 12 cm long, on petiole and rachis; sheath 12-15 cm long, fibrous on margins; ocrea to 12 cm long; petiole 70-80 cm long; rachis 50-76 cm long; pinnae 8-19 per side, linear-lanceolate or sigmoid, irregularly arranged in clusters, spreading in different planes, with a metallic sheen on drying; middle pinnae 21-35 x 2.5-5 cm (apical pinna usually wider than the others). Inflorescences interfoliar; peduncle to 15 cm long, straight, not spiny; prophyll not seen; peduncular bract to 25 cm long, densely covered with spreading, yellowish brown spines to 1 cm long; rachis absent; rachilla 1-2, to 5 cm long, at anthesis glabrous; triads regularly arranged; staminate flowers 4-6 mm long; sepal lobes 1 mm long; petals 4-6 mm long; stamens 6; pistillode absent; pistillate flowers 2-3 mm long; calyx tubular, to 2 mm long; corolla tubular, 2-3 mm long; staminodial ring obscure, adnate to corolla, seldom free; fruits 2-3.5 x 1-2 cm, congested on rachillae, ellipsoid, purpleblack, brown-tomentose; mesocarp juicy; endocarp ellipsoid, the sterile pores displaced longitudinally, the fertile pore displaced latitudinally; endocarp fibers free, numerous, with juice sacs attached; fruiting perianth with small, lobed calyx and much longer, scarcely lobed corolla, with staminodial ring.
    Vernacular
    Peru: chonta.

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Bolivia, Brazil North, Peru

    Bactris chaveziae A.J.Hend. appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Fl. Neotrop. Monogr. 79: 49 (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
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