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

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

    [PW]

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    General Description
    Stems cespitose, 1.5-3 m tall, 0.7-0.9 cm diam. Leaf number unknown; leaf spines black, terete, to 3 cm long, dense on sheath, few or absent on petiole and rachis; sheath 13-22 cm long; ocrea to 2 cm long; petiole 18-28 cm long; rachis 31-62 cm long; pinnae 15-19(-25) per side, irregularly arranged in clusters of 2-3 in proximal half of leaf, more regularly arranged distally, narrowly to broadly elliptical or oblan-ceolate, often sigmoid, with spinules to 2 mm long on the margins; middle pinnae 10-19 x 1.6-3.6 cm. Inflorescences interfoliar; peduncle 3.5-6 cm long, recurved, spiny; prophyll not seen; peduncular bract 8.5-12.5 cm long, covered with blackish spines to 1.2 cm long; rachis 1.5-2 cm long; rachillae 8-12, 2-3.4 cm long; triads irregularly arranged among paired or solitary staminate flowers; staminate flowers not seen; pistillate flowers 3 mm long; calyx cupular, 0.5 mm long; corolla campanulate to urceolate, 2.5 mm long; staminodes not seen?, fruits 0.7-1 x 0.7-0.8 cm, obovoid, prominently rostrate, orange; mesocarp mealy; endocarp turbinate, the pores equidistant; endocarp fibers lacking; fruiting perianth with minute calyx and deeply 3-lobed corolla, without staminodial ring.
    Distribution
    Panama (Code, Colon, Panama, San Bias), tropical wet forest at 350-1000 m elevation.

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Panamá

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

    First published in Proc. Calif. Acad. Sci., ser. 4, 49: 205 (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.

    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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