1. Family: Arecaceae Bercht. & J.Presl
    1. Genus: Bactris Jacq. ex Scop.
      1. Bactris faucium Mart.

        This species is accepted, and its native range is W. Bolivia.

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    General Description
    Stems cespitose, 2-3(-6) m tall, 0.8-1.5 cm diam. Leaves 5-10; leaf spines scattered, dark brown, terete, to 6 cm long, on sheath, petiole, and proximal part of rachis; sheath 15-30 cm long; ocrea to 10 cm long; petiole 17-25 cm long; rachis 15-35 cm long; blade simple or with 2-15 pinnae per side but then the apical one always wider, regularly arranged, spreading in different planes or more or less in the same plane, sigmoid; middle pinnae 22-35 x 2-5 cm. Inflorescences interfoliar, exserted through leaf sheath, becoming infrafoliar; peduncle 2-4.5 cm long, straight, spiny or not spiny; prophyll 7-11 cm long; peduncular bract 8-16 cm long, sulcate, whitish brown-tomentose, with short, brown spinules in lines along the sulcae; rachis 2.5-3 cm long; rachillae 5-6, 3-4 cm long, densely covered at anthesis with short spinules; triads irregularly arranged among paired or solitary staminate flowers; staminate flowers to 6.5 mm long; sepal lobes to 1 mm long; petals to 6 mm long; stamens 6; pistillode absent; pistillate flowers 3.5-4 mm long; calyx tubular, to 3.5 mm long, spinulose; corolla tubular, to 4 mm long, spinulose; staminodes 6, minute; fruits to 2 cm diam., globose to obovoid, purple-black; mesocarp juicy; endocarp depressedglobose, the sterile pores displaced longitudinally; endocarp fibers free, numerous; fruiting perianth with 3-lobed, spinulose calyx and lobed, spinulose corolla, without staminodial ring.
    Distribution
    Bolivia (Cochabamba, La Paz, Santa Cruz). Andean foothills in forest, at 350-800 m elevation.

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Bolivia

    Bactris faucium Mart. appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in A.D.d'Orbigny, Voy. Amér. Mér. 7(3): 60 (1844)

    Accepted by

    • 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

    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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