name = "Bactris"

image_caption = "Bactris gasipaes"
regnum = Plantae
unranked_divisio = Angiosperms
unranked_classis = Monocots
unranked_ordo = Commelinids
ordo = Arecales
familia = Arecaceae
subfamilia = Arecoideae
tribus = Cocoeae
genus = "Bactris"
genus_authority = Jacq.
subdivision_ranks = Species
subdivision = See text.|

"Bactris" is a genus of about 240 species in the palm family, Arecaceae, native to Central and South America, and the Caribbean. They are trees growing to 4-20 m tall. The leaves are up to 5 m long, and pinnate with numerous leaflets. The fruit is a drupe, 2-6 cm long, edible in some species.

;Selected species
*"Bactris acanthocarpa"
*"Bactris bifida"
*"Bactris brogniartii"
*"Bactris coloniata"
*"Bactris constanciae"
*"Bactris cruegeriana"
*"Bactris cubensis"
*"Bactris ferruginea"
*"Bactris gasipaes" (Pupunha)
*"Bactris guineensis"
*"Bactris glandulosa"
*"Bactris glaucescens"
*"Bactris gracilior"
*"Bactris grayumi"
*"Bactris hirta"
*"Bactris jamaicana"
*"Bactris longiseta" (Huiscoyol)
*"Bactris major"
*"Bactris mexicana"
*"Bactris militaris"
*"Bactris nancibensis"
*"Bactris pickelii"
*"Bactris pilosa"
*"Bactris plumeriana"
*"Bactris setiflora"
*"Bactris setosa"
*"Bactris simplicifrons"
*"Bactris wendlandiana"

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  • Bactris — Bactris …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Bactris — Pfirsichpalmen (Bactris gasipaes) Systematik Ordnung: Palmenartige (Arecales) …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Bactris — (B. Jacq., Raspelpalme), zur Familie der Palmen (Palmae Cocoinae aculeatae), Monocle Hexandrie L.; Arten: B. minor u. major, in SAmerika. Von den dünnen Strunken kommen die Tabagoröhre, schwarze, glänzende, kantige Stäbe; aus den säuerlichen,… …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Bactris — Bactris.Jacq., Gattung der Palmen, meist niedrige Gewächse, die in den Wäldern des tropischen Amerika bisweilen undurchdringliche Dickichte bilden. Sie treiben oft mehrere stachelige Stämme mit fiederförmigen Blättern, hängenden, stacheligen… …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Bactris — Jacq., Palmengattg. des trop. Amerika, die Blattstiele liefern Spazierstöcke (Tabagorohre) …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • bactris — ● bactris nom masculin (grec baktron, bâton) Palmier d Amérique tropicale, à tige grêle …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Bactris —   Bactris …   Wikipedia Español

  • Bactris — Bactris …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Bactris — ID 9324 Symbol Key BACTR2 Common Name bactris palm Family Arecaceae Category Monocot Division Magnoliophyta US Nativity N/A US/NA Plant Yes State Distribution N/A Growth Habit N/A …   USDA Plant Characteristics

  • Bactris — sp. Black palm (E); Mongololo (D). The young fruit is edible, with the flavor of coconut. At maturity it is nearly as hard as the ivory palm (!) …   EthnoBotanical Dictionary

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