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

        This species is accepted, and its native range is NE. Brazil (to Espírito Santo).

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    General Description
    Stems rarely solitary, usually cespitose, 1-3 in tall, 0.5-1.5 cm diam., not spiny on internodes. Leaves 6-10; leaf spines scattered, brown or black, to 1.5 cm long, few on sheath and petiole, mostly absent from rachis; sheath 10-17 cm long, fibrous; ocrea to 3 cm long; petiole 8-25 cm long; rachis 18-50 cm long; pinnae 4-9 per side (or occasionally blade simple or mostly simple), irregularly arranged, spreading in the same or different planes, sigmoid, with fine spinules along the margins, slightly to densely pilose abaxially; middle pinnae 15-30 x 2.5-6.5 cm. Inflorescences interfoliar; peduncle 3-7 cm long, recurved, spinulose; prophyll 8-10 cm long; peduncular bract 7-18 cm long, densely covered with soft, brown or black, appressed spines; rachis 2-3 cm long; rachillae 2-4, 1-4 cm long, at anthesis glabrous; triads irregularly arranged among paired or solitary staminate flowers; staminate flowers 2-3 mm long, open in bud with the stamens visible; sepal lobes to 1 mm long; petals 2-3 mm long; stamens 6; pistillode absent; pistillate flowers to 3 mm long; calyx annular, 0.5 mm long; corolla tubular, to 3 mm long; staminodes 6, small; fruits to 1.8 x 1.2-1.5 cm, obovoid, rostrate, reddish purple; mesocarp starchy; endocarp obovoid, the sterile pores displaced longitudinally; endocarp fibers few; fruiting perianth with small calyx to 1 mm long and irregularly lobed, 3 mm long corolla, without staminodial ring.
    Distribution
    Atlantic Coastal Forest of Brazil (Alagoas, Bahia, Espírito Santo, Pernambuco), lowland rain forest, at 30-200 m elevation.

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Brazil Northeast, Brazil Southeast

    Bactris pickelii Burret appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. 34: 199 (1934)

    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.

    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