Bactris gracilior

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Figure 1. B. gracilior


Distribution & Habitat:

Coastal rainforest on the Atlantic side of Central America.


A small solitary palm with shiny green, pinnate leaves, and slightly curved, spiny stems, which eventually reach about 3m tall. Typically forms small clumps of plants.


Warm, sheltered and moist.

Contributed by:

Ian Edwards (Figure 1)

External Links:

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