Bactris gasipaes Kunth

Common name

English: Peach Palm

German: Pfirsichpalme

Portuguese: Pupunha

Classification

Kingdom: Plantae (2505)

  Phylum: Magnoliophyta (2404)

    Class: Liliopsida (370)

      Order: Arecales (25)

        Family: Arecaceae (25) (family description)

          Genus: Bactris (1)

           Epithet: gasipaes Kunth (1)

Synonyms: Guilielma gasipaes (Kunth) L. H. Bailey, Guilielma speciosa C. Martius, Palma paripou Aubl.

gasipaes => derived from an aboriginal name for B. gasipaes

speciosa => beautiful

Characteristics

Climate: tropical

Habitat: mesophytic

Habit: tree

Flower colour: yellow

External links

Check for Bactris gasipaes at The Plant List, GBIF or IPNI

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