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

        This species is accepted, and its native range is E. Venezuela to Guyana.

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    Habitat
    Lowland rain forest on sandy soils (wallaba forest) on terra firme at 0-780 m elevation.
    Vernacular
    Guyana: kidallibanaro, sourie, yurua.
    General Description
    Stems cespitose, 1-3 m tall, 1-1.5 cm diam., or occasionally short and subterranean, spiny or not spiny on internodes. Leaves 3-12; leaf spines widely scattered, black, somewhat flattened, to 7 cm long, on lateral surfaces of sheath and petiole; sheath 15-22 cm long, partially closed; ocrea to 3 cm long; petiole 25-55 cm long; rachis 35-45 cm long; pinnae 6-10 per side, irregularly arranged in distant clusters, spreading in different planes, lanceolate to almost sigmoid, asymmetrically acuminate, dark green adaxially, lighter green (drying brown) abaxially, main vein prominent adaxially; middle pinnae 20-32 x 3-6 cm. Inflorescences interfoliar; peduncle 7-11 cm long, recurved, not spiny; prophyll 3.5-9 cm long; peduncular bract 12-18 cm long, densely covered with short, black spines; rachis 1-2 cm long; rachillae 6-8, 5-8 cm long, at anthesis densely covered with brown, flexuous trichomes; triads irregularly arranged among paired or solitary staminate flowers; staminate flowers 4-4.5 mm long; sepal lobes 1.5 mm long; petals 4-4.5 mm long; stamens 6; pistillode absent; pistillate flowers 3 mm long; calyx annular, 0.5 mm long; corolla tubular, 3 mm long; staminodes absent; fruits 1-1.5 cm diam., depressed-globose, yellow or orange-red at maturity, but green then whitish and yellowish during ripening; mesocarp starchy; endocarp pitted, the sterile pores displaced longitudinally; endocarp fibers few or lacking; fruiting perianth with small calyx and small 3-lobed corolla, without staminodial ring.
    Distribution
    Northeastern Amazon region in Venezuela (Bolívar) and Guyana.

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Guyana, Venezuela

    Bactris oligoclada Burret appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Notizbl. Bot. Gart. Berlin-Dahlem 11: 325 (1932)

    Accepted by

    • Hokche, O., Berry, P.E. & Huber, O. (eds.) (2008). Nuevo Catálogo de la Flora Vascular de Venezuela: 1-859. Fundación Instituto Botánico de Venezuela.
    • 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.

    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