Bactris simplicifrons

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Figure 1. B. simplicifrons in habitat, Trinidad.

Contents

Synonymy:

Numerous

Common Names:

Unknown

Distribution:

Trinidad, Tobago, Southern Tropical America

Habitat:

Rainforest

Description:

A small understory palm, single or multi-stemmed up to 2m tall, with very slender unarmed stems. Between 3 and 8 leaves, spirally arranged on upper part of stem. Leaf blade either simple and deeply bifid (V-shaped) or pinnate with 2-10 leaflets per side.

General:

Culture:

Warm, sheltered and moist.


Figure 2. B. simplicifrons with bifid leaf.
Figure 3.


Contributed by:

Robert Wilson (Figure 1&2)

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