Bactris coloniata

Bactris coloniata
L.H.Bailey


Original
reference:

Gentes Herb. 3: 106 (1933)

Type:
Bailey 77 – Panama

Morphology:
Understorey palm. Stems clustered, 2.5-3 m tall, ca. 5 cm in diameter. Leaf axis with scattered, long, yellow spines; petiole ca. 1 m long; blade 175-200 cm long; pinnae 50-60 on each side, inserted in groups and spreading in different planes, the central ones 50-75 cm long and 3-6 cm wide, with asymetrical apex ending in a long tail. Inflorescence 25-50 cm long; branches ca. 25 branches, 10-12 cm long. Female flowers scattered along the branches. Fruits red to brownish red, rough, obovoid, flattened at top, strongly rostrate, 2-3 cm in diameter; fruiting perianth with calyx ca. as long as the corolla; staminodial ring absent.



Distribution:
Disjunct between Panam√°-NW Colombia, W Ecuador, and E Ecuador-NE Peru (Dept. Amazonas).
In Ecuador it is known only from a few localities in tropical dry forest around the Jauneche forest reserve SW of Babahoyo, and from a single collection in the E lowlands.


Common
names:

Natul


(B. Bergmann #97807).

Uses:

Fruits edible
(B. Bergmann #97807).


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