1. Family: Arecaceae Bercht. & J.Presl
    1. Genus: Bactris Jacq. ex Scop.
      1. Bactris charnleyae de Nevers, A.J.Hend. & Grayum

        This species is accepted, and its native range is E. Panama to NW. Colombia.

    [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. 100 - 350 m.; Pacífico.
    Habit
    Hierba, subarbusto, palma cespitosa
    Conservation
    Vulnerable
    [PW]
    Distribution
    Panama (San Bias); lowland rain forest at 100-350 m elevation.
    Vernacular
    Panama: bor (Kuna), uga wawad (Kuna).
    General Description
    Stems cespitose, 0.5-2 m tall, 6-9 mm diam. Leaves 3-6; leaf spines absent except for apex of pinnae; sheath 5-6 cm long; ocrea to 2 cm long; petiole 7-11 cm long; rachis 11-15 cm long; blade simple, bifid, with 10-14 main veins, these raised adaxially, glabrous, veins with minute spinules abaxially, with spinules 1-7 mm long on margins; blade 25-31 cm long,10-18 cm wide at apex of rachis. Inflorescences interfoliar, projecting from the top of the sheath; peduncle 3-5 cm long, more or less straight, densely spinulose; prophyll 2-3 cm long; peduncular bract 8-8.5 cm long, moderately covered with fine, straight spinules 1.5-2.3 cm long; rachis 2-2.6 cm long; rachillae 5-8, 1.5-3 cm long, at anthesis densely covered with whitish, moniliform trichomes; triads irregularly arranged among paired or solitary flowers; staminate flowers not seen; pistillate flowers 2-3 mm long calyx cupular, ca. 0.5 mm long; corolla tubular, ca. 2 mm long; staminodes minute or absent; fruits 5-8 mm diam., globose, rostrate, yellow or orange, striate; mesocarp starchy; endocarp turbinate, the sterile endocarp pores displaced longitudinally; endocarp fibers numerous, with juice sacs attached; fruiting perianth with obscure calyx and crenate corolla, without staminodial ring.

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Colombia, Panamá

    Bactris charnleyae de Nevers, A.J.Hend. & Grayum appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Proc. Calif. Acad. Sci., ser. 4, 49: 176 (1996)

    Accepted by

    • Bernal, R., Gradstein, R.S. & Celis, M. (eds.) (2016). Catálogo de plantas y líquenes de Colombia 1-2: 1-3068. Libro impreso.
    • 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
    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Bernal, R., Gradstein, R.S. & Celis, M. (eds.) (2016). Catálogo de plantas y líquenes de Colombia 1-2: 1-3068. Libro impreso.

    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
    Content licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0