1. Family: Arecaceae Bercht. & J.Presl
    1. Genus: Bactris Jacq. ex Scop.
      1. Bactris longiseta H.Wendl. ex Burret

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Costa Rica.

    [PW]
    General Description
    Stems cespitose, forming dense to loose clumps, 3-4.5 m tall, 2-2.5 cm diam., spiny on internodes. Leaves 6-7; leaf spines black, terete, to 2(-6.5) cm long, dense or sparse on sheath, mostly absent or occasionally scattered on petiole and rachis; sheath 30-41 cm long; ocrea not seen; petiole 37-85 cm long; rachis to 135 cm long; pinnae 15-29 per side, regularly or irregularly arranged in distinct clusters, spreading in slightly different planes, linear to elliptical, caudate, with spines 1-2 cm long on the margins, rarely lacking spines; middle pinnae 30-72 x 3.5-7 cm. Inflorescences interfoliar; peduncle ca. 10 cm long, strongly recurved, spinulose; prophyll 7.5-15 cm long; peduncular bract 23-30 cm long, densely covered with erect, black or brown spines to 1 cm long; rachis 1.5-3 cm long; rachillae 20-30, 4.5-11 cm long, at anthesis densely covered with brownish or whitish trichomes and moniliform trichomes; triads irregularly arranged among paired or solitary staminate flowers; staminate flowers 3.5-5 mm long, more or less persistent after anthesis; sepal lobes 1-1.5 mm long; petals 3.5-5 mm long; stamens 6; pistillode absent; pistillate flowers to 5 mm long; calyx cupular, 1.5-3 mm long; corolla tubular, 4 mm long; staminodes absent; fruits 1.5-1.6 x 1.3-1.6 cm, obovoid, rostrate, purple; mesocarp juicy; endocarp turbinate, pitted at apex, the sterile pores slightly displaced longitudinally; endocarp fibers numerous, with juice sacs attached; fruiting perianth with small calyx and crenate corolla, without staminodial ring.
    Distribution
    Costa Rica (Alajuela, Heredia, Limón). Lowland rain forest, at 100-750 m elevation.
    Vernacular
    Costa Rica: huiscoyol.

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Costa Rica

    Bactris longiseta H.Wendl. ex Burret appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. 34: 213 (1934)

    Accepted by

    • Govaerts, R. & Dransfield, J. (2005). World Checklist of Palms: 1-223. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Hammel, B.E. & al. (2003). Manual de Plantas de Costa Rica 2: 1-694. Missouri Botanical Garden Press, St. Louis.
    • 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

    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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