Bactris acanthocarpa var. exscapa
Enum. Palm Nov. 31 (1875)
Petiole 0.5-1.7 m long. Pinnae 20-35 per side, irregularly arranged in clusters of of 2-4, spreding in slightly different planes, the central ones 45-60 cm long and 3-7 cm wide. Peduncle usually without spinules.
Widespread in the Amazon basin and the Guyana lowlands.
In Ecuador it is infrequent E of the Andes, on terra firme.
Fruits are eaten by Tayassu tajacu and T. peccari (porks) “Sajino de collar blanco” = “Huangana”, and by “Guatusa” (Dasyprocta aguti)
(H. Balslev #62062).
Fruits are used for necklaces
(Borchsenius et al. 1998).
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