1. Family: Arecaceae Bercht. & J.Presl
    1. Genus: Bactris Jacq. ex Scop.
      1. Bactris glassmanii Med.-Costa & Noblick ex A.J.Hend.

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

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    General Description
    Stems cespitose, 1-3 m tall, 0.8-2 cm diam., not spiny. Leaves 3-8; leaf spines scattered, yellowish brown, somewhat flattened, to 3 cm long, dense on sheath and lateral surfaces of petiole, fewer or absent on rachis; sheath 10:-20 cm long, fibrous at apex; ocrea to 20 cm long; petiole (5-)10-60(-68) cm long; rachis (30-)45-90(100) cm long; pinnae 12-25 per side, irregularly arranged in clusters of 2-5, spreading in different planes, linear or lanceolate; middle pinnae 10-40 x 0.5-5.5 cm. Inflorescences interfoliar; peduncle 4-15 cm long, straight, not spiny; prophyll not seen; peduncular bract 8-24 cm long, brownish tomentose, moderately covered with straight, reddish brown spines to 7 mm long, curving down from the apex over the developing fruits; rachis 4-10 cm long; rachillae 4-24, 2-8 cm long, at anthesis densely covered with moniliform trichomes; triads irregularly arranged among paired or solitary staminate flowers; staminate flowers 3-4 mm long, sometimes pedicellate; sepal lobes 1 mm long; petals 3-4 mm long; stamens 6; pistillode trifid, to 1 mm long; pistillate flowers 2-3 mm long; calyx cupular, 0.5 mm long; corolla tubular, 1.7-2.5 mm long; staminodes not seen;fruits 0.6-2 cm diam., depressed-globose, briefly rostrate, purple-black; mesocarp juicy; endocarp depressedglobose, the sterile pores displaced longitudinally; endocarp fibers free, numerous, with juice sacs attached; fruiting perianth small, entire-margined, 1 mm long calyx and entire margined, 2 mm long corolla, without staminodial ring.
    Habitat
    Coastal restinga vegetation on sandy soils, and adjacent forest areas, near sea level.
    Vernacular
    Brazil: ariri.
    Distribution
    Atlantic coastal forest in Brazil (Alagoas, Bahia, Pernambuco).

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Brazil Northeast

    Bactris glassmanii Med.-Costa & Noblick ex A.J.Hend. appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Fl. Neotrop. Monogr. 79: 78 (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