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Common name

English: Moriche palm

German: Buriti-Palme

Portuguese: Buriti

Classification

Kingdom: Plantae (2616)

  Phylum: Tracheophyta (2519)

    Class: Liliopsida (388)

      Order: Arecales (28)

        Family: Arecaceae (28)(family description)

          Genus: Mauritia (1)

            Epithet: flexuosa L.f. (3)

Synonyms: Mauritia minor Burret, Mauritia sagus Schult. & Schult.f., Mauritia setigera Griseb. & H.Wendl., Mauritia sphaerocarpa Burret, Mauritia vinifera Mart., Saguerus americanus H.Wendl.

americanus => from America

flexuosa => bent alternately to right and left, like the path of a snake

minor => smaller, lesser

setigera => bearing bristles, bristly

sphaerocarpa => round-fruit

vinifera => wine-bearing

Characteristics

Climate: tropical

Habit: tree

Flower colour: orange, yellow

External links

Check for Mauritia flexuosa at

World Flora Online, GBIF or IPNI

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