1. Family: Arecaceae Bercht. & J.Presl
    1. Genus: Bactris Jacq. ex Scop.
      1. Bactris kunorum de Nevers & Grayum

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Central Panama.

    [PW]
    General Description
    Stems cespitose, in tight clumps of 4-6 stems, 2-6 m tall, to 5 cm diam., usually spiny on internodes. Leaves 4-9; leaf spines scattered, black, terete, to 6 cm long, dense on lateral surfaces of sheath and petiole, fewer on abaxial surface of rachis; sheath 22-54 cm long, sheath, petiole, and rachis whitish brown-tomentose; ocrea not seen; petiole 20-27 cm long; rachis (42-)65-135 cm long; pinnae 4-14 per side, irregularly arranged in clusters, spreading in different planes, concave, glabrous, thick and leathery, strongly plicate, with prominent veins adaxially; middle pinnae 45-87 x 3.5-5.5 cm (apical and sometimes basal ones much wider), blade occasionally simple, bifid, 90-110 cm long, 22-36 cm wide at apex of rachis. Inflorescences interfoliar; peduncle 10-29 cm long, strongly recurved, densely spiny; prophyll 11-14 cm long; peduncular bract 30-45 cm long, 3-5 cm wide, sparsely covered with short, black spines to 0.5 cm long; rachis 3-7 cm long; rachillae 24-30, 8-14 cm long, at anthesis densely covered with brown or white, moniliform trichomes; triads irregularly arranged among paired or solitary staminate flowers; staminate flowers 2-4 mm long; sepal lobes 1-1.5 mm long; petals 3-4 mm long; stamens 6; pistillode absent; pistillate flowers 3-5 mm long; calyx cupular, 1 mm long; corolla tubular, 3-4 mm long; staminodes 6, minute, or absent; fruits 1.3-2 cm diam., obovoid, prominently and bluntly rostrate, 1.4-1.9 cm long, orange or red; mesocarp mealy; endocarp turbinate, pitted or smooth, the sterile pores slightly displaced longitudinally; endocarp fibers few, terete or flat; fruiting perianth with minutely 3-lobed calyx and crenate corolla, without staminodial ring.
    Distribution
    Central Panamá (Panama, San Blas). Lowland or premon-tane rain forest at 100-850 m elevation

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Panamá

    Bactris kunorum de Nevers & Grayum appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Proc. Calif. Acad. Sci., ser. 4, 49: 195 (1996)

    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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