Bactris acanthocarpa

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Figure 2. B. acanthocarpa trunk close-up

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Distribution & Habitat:

Widely distributed in Amazon wet rainforest.

Description:

Small spiny clustering palm, with trunks up to 2 m tall, leaves 3.5-4 m long, altho only spiny along the base of the petiole. Fruit starts out green but becomes red.

Culture:

Warm, sheltered and moist.


Atlantic Jungle area of Paraba State, Brazil
Figure 3. B. acanthocarpa in habitat, Recife, Brazil.


Contributed by:

Jose Augusto de Almeida (Figure 1&2)
Gileno Machado (Figure 3)

External Links:

Kew, PalmWeb, JSTOR, Trebrown

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