Oenocarpus bacaba

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Figure 2. O. bacaba

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Common Names:

Turu palm,
Bacaba palm,
kumbu, koemboe, lu, comou (local names).

Distribution & Habitat:

Widely distributed throughout the northern Amazon rainforest.

Description:

A tall, thin, solitary feather palm, stem to 30cm in diameter and up to 18m tall, with drooping leaflets. It has dark red to purple, globose fruits,

General:

The fruit is made into a drink, after removing the skin and cooking.

Culture:

Sunny, moist, but well drained position. Prefers tropical conditions.


Figure 1. O. bacaba
Figure 3. O. bacaba crownshaft.
Figure 4. O. bacaba inflorescence.


Contributed by:

Ti-Palm' Society (Figure 1,2,3&4)

External Links:

Kew, PalmWeb, JSTOR, Trebrown

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