Bactris major

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Figure 1. B. major var socialis in habitat, Bolivia.Figure 2. B. major var socialis also in Bolivia.




Common Names:

Lata Palm


Centra/South American rainforest.


Small clustering palm to about 4m, with thin brown trunks, with spines at the nodes. Leaf petioles also have spines.


An alcoholic drink is made from the fruit.


Warm, sheltered, and moist.

Figure 3. B. major in habitat, Trinidad
Figure 4. B. major inflorescence, and infructescence.
Figure 5. B. major

Contributed by:

Gaston Torres Vera,
Cordoba, Argentina (Figure 1&2) (Images copyright Argentina Palms)
[[community.webshots.comuserbismarckia" Robert Wilson (Figure 3,4&5)

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