1. Family: Arecaceae Bercht. & J.Presl
    1. Genus: Bactris Jacq. ex Scop.
      1. Bactris killipii Burret

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Colombia to Peru and N. Brazil.

    [PW]
    Distribution
    Central and western Amazon region of Colombia (Amazonas, Vaupes), Peru (Amazonas, Loreto, Pasco), and Brazil (Amazonas) Lowland rain forest on terrafirme at 100-600 m elevation
    General Description
    Stems solitary or cespitose, 10-60 cm tall, 1-1.5 cm diam., not spiny. Leaves 6-10, stiffly erect; leaf spines absent (except for spinules at apex of pinnae); sheath 10-12 cm long, sheath, petiole, and rachis densely reddish brown-tomentose; ocrea to 3 cm long; petiole 0.2-1 m long; rachis 6-22 cm long; blade simple (less often pinnate with 2-4 pinnae per side), deeply bifid, stiff and strongly plicate, with small spinules on margins apically; lobes 30-60 cm long, 6-11cm wide. Inflorescences interfoliar; peduncle 15-19 cm long, straight, not spiny; prophyll 6-8 cm long; peduncular bract 18-24 cm long, not spiny, densely whitish brown-tomentose, glabrescent, opening at anthesis and then closing again around developing fruits; rachilla 1, 4-4.5 cm long, at anthesis densely covered with flexuous trichomes; triads regularly arranged; staminate flowers 4-6 mm long, deciduous; sepal lobes 0.7-1 mm long; petals 4-6 mm long; stamens 6; pistillode small or absent; pistillate flowers 2.5-3 mm long; calyx tubular, 2.5-3 mm long; corolla tubular, 2-2.5 mm long; staminodes absent;fruits 1.4-1.5 x 0.8-1 cm, globose to ellipsoid, orange-red; mesocarp starchy; endocarp obovoid, pitted and grooved or smooth, the sterile pores displaced longitudinally, the fertile pore displaced latitudinally; endocarp fibers lacking; fruiting perianth with deeply 3-lobed calyx equal to the deeply 3-lobed corolla, without staminodial ring.
    Vernacular
    Brazil: marajá. Peru: ñejilla, palmicha, uwinim.
    [CPLC]

    Bernal, R., Gradstein, S.R. & Celis, M. (eds.). 2015. Catálogo de plantas y líquenes de Colombia. Instituto de Ciencias Naturales, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Bogotá. http://catalogoplantasdecolombia.unal.edu.co

    Distribution
    Nativa en Colombia; Alt. 80 - 300 m.; Amazonia.
    Habit
    Subarbusto, palma cespitosa
    Conservation
    Preocupación Menor

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Brazil North, Colombia, Peru

    Bactris killipii Burret appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. 34: 175 (1933)

    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.
    • Govaerts, R. (1996). World Checklist of Seed Plants 2(1, 2): 1-492. MIM, Deurne.

    Literature

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

    Sources

    Catálogo de Plantas y Líquenes de Colombia
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0

    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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