Bactris major

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

Contents

Synonymy:

None

Common Names:

Lata Palm

Habitat:

Centra/South American rainforest.

Description:

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

General:

An alcoholic drink is made from the fruit.

Culture:

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)

External Links:

Kew, PalmWeb, JSTOR, Trebrown

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