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Common name

Portuguese: Coco-Babão


Kingdom: Plantae (2625)

  Phylum: Tracheophyta (2528)

    Class: Liliopsida (388)

      Order: Arecales (28)

        Family: Arecaceae (28)(family description)

          Genus: Syagrus (2)

            Epithet: flexuosa Beccari (3)

Synonyms: Calappa campestris (Mart.) Kuntze, Cocos campestris Mart., Syagrus urbaniana (Dammer) Becc.

campestris => growing in fields

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

urbaniana => of the town, cultivated


Climate: tropical

Habitat: mesophytic

Habit: tree

External links

Check for Syagrus flexuosa at

World Flora Online, GBIF or IPNI

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