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Common name

English: Peach Palm

German: Pfirsichpalme

Portuguese: Pupunha

Classification

Kingdom: Plantae (2603)

  Phylum: Tracheophyta (2502)

    Class: Liliopsida (387)

      Order: Arecales (28)

        Family: Arecaceae (28)(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

World Flora Online, GBIF or IPNI

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