1. Family: Arecaceae Bercht. & J.Presl
    1. Genus: Mauritiella Burret
      1. Mauritiella armata (Mart.) Burret

        This species is accepted, and its native range is S. Tropical America.

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    General Description
    Canopy or subcanopy palm. Stems clustered, to 20 m tall, and 15-25 cm in diameter, at least on the lower part armed with short conical root spines. Leaves split into ca. 20 one-ribbed segments, these below with a black, web-like indument. Fruits ca. 3 cm long, covered with reddish brown scales.
    Distribution
    Widespread in the Amazon region and adjacent areas, from Venezuela to Bolivia, usually at low elevations. In Ecuador it occurs here and there along black water streams and lakes.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Bolivia, Brazil North, Brazil Northeast, Brazil Southeast, Brazil West-Central, Colombia, Ecuador, Guyana, Peru, Suriname, Venezuela

    Mauritiella armata (Mart.) Burret appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Feb 10, 1999 de Granville, J.J. [13216], French Guiana K000522271
    Henderson, A. [s.n.], Brazil K000114515
    Pennington, R.T. [449], Guyana Mauritia martiana 29047.821
    Aug 21, 1987 Spruce, R. [55], Brazil Mauritiella martiana K000462882 Unknown type material

    First published in Notizbl. Bot. Gart. Berlin-Dahlem 12: 611 (1935)

    Accepted by

    • de Moura Júnior, E.G. & al. (2015). Updated checklist of aquatic macrophytes from Northern Brazil Acta Amazonica 45: 111-132.
    • 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.
    • Hokche, O., Berry, P.E. & Huber, O. (eds.) (2008). Nuevo Catálogo de la Flora Vascular de Venezuela: 1-859. Fundación Instituto Botánico de Venezuela.
    • Oliveira-Filho, A.T. (2006). Catálogo das Árvores nativas de Minas Gerais: 1-423. Editora UFLA, Lavas, Brasil.
    • 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
    • Borchsenius F., Borgtoft-Pedersen H. and Baslev H. 1998. Manual to the Palms of Ecuador. AAU Reports 37. Department of Systematic Botany, University of Aarhus, Denmark in collaboration with Pontificia Universidad Catalica del Ecuador

    Sources

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    Kew Backbone Distributions
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2018. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
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    Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2018. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
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    Kew Science Photographs
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    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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