Bactris coloniata L.H.Bailey
  • Gentes Herb.
  • Uvito

Cite taxon page as 'WFO (2020): Bactris coloniata L.H.Bailey. Published on the Internet; Accessed on: 29 Oct 2020'

General Information

Graceful and slender, growing in open but not crowded large colonies; trunk 3-6 m. tall, about 4 cm. thick, irregularly ringed with brown-black bulbous- based spines 3-8 cm. long that are ascending on upper parts of bole and more or less declined on lower parts, the intermediate blank spaces often as much as 15 cm. long, the plant spreading by means of subterranean stems: leaf-blades 2 m. more or less long, glossy, thin in texture, interruptedly pinnate; petiole 1 m. or more long, slender, sometimes furfuraceous, nearly terete, bearing light-colored spines 1-3 cm. long toward the base and otherwise unarmed, rachis usual- ly unarmed; pinnae about 25 subopposite pairs spaced 5-8 cm. apart, to 75 cm. long and 4-5 cm. broad, glabrous, midrib prominent and side-veins sometimes nearly equally so, margins minutely setulose, apex prolonged into a narrow nearly or quite caudate part, this part particularly slender and conspicuous on the broad pinnae of young plants: cymba or spathe 20-30 cm. long, densely brownish or tawny-setose: fruit turbinate, 2-2.5 cm. long, black, with abrupt short stout beak, glabrous; cupule double with bluntly scalloped edges; nutlet about 12 mm. either way, flattened on top, contained within a fibrous mesocarp.

  • Provided by: [C].Flora de Panama
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  • Provided by: [C].Flora de Panama
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    Other Local Names


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    • B Missouri Botanical Garden
    Flora de Panama
    Robert E. Woodson, Jr. and Robert W. Schery Annals of the Missouri Botanical Garden Vol. 67, No. 4 (1980), pp. ii-xxxiii
    • C Missouri Botanical Garden
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    World Flora Online Data. 2018.
    • D CC0 1.0 Universal (CC0 1.0).
    International Union for Conservation of Nature v.3
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    • E See IUCN Terms and conditions of use
    Global Tree Search
    BGCI. 2018. GlobalTreeSearch online database. Botanic Gardens Conservation International. Richmond, U.K. Available at Accessed on 30/11/2018.
    • F Botanic Gardens Conservation International
    International Union for Conservation of Nature
    IUCN 2016. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2016-2
    • G All Rights Reserved