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Taxon: Attalea maripa (Aubl.) Mart.

Genus: Attalea
Family: Arecaceae (alt. Palmae) subfamily: Arecoideae tribe: Cocoseae subtribe: Attaleinae.
Nomen number: 407180
Place of publication: A. D. d'Orbigny, Voy. Amérique mér. 7(3). Palmiers 123. 1844
Name verified on: 16-Dec-1996 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 12-Jan-2005
No species priority site assigned.

NO ACCESSIONS IN NPGS UNDER THIS NAME.

Common names:

  • maripa palm   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – English
  • Königspalme   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – German
  • maripa   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – Portuguese
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Economic importance:

  • Human food: potential as oil/fat   (fide Econ Bot 50:300. 1996)

Distributional range:

      Native:
  • SOUTHERN AMERICA
    Caribbean: Trinidad and Tobago - Trinidad
    Northern South America: French Guiana; Guyana; Suriname; Venezuela - Amazonas, Bolivar, Delta Amacuro, Monagas, Sucre
    Brazil: Brazil - Acre, Amazonas, Maranhao, Mato Grosso, Mato Grosso do Sul, Para, Rondonia
    Western South America: Bolivia - Beni, Pando, Santa Cruz; Colombia - Amazonas, Caqueta, Guainia, Guaviare, Meta, Putumayo, Vaupes, Vichada; Ecuador - Napo; Peru - Loreto, Madre de Dios, Ucayali

References:

  • Feil, J. P. 1996. Fruit production of Attalea colenda (Arecaceae) in coastal Ecuador - An alternative oil resource? Econ. Bot. 50:300–309.
  • Henderson, A. et al. 1995. Field guide to the palms of the Americas.
  • Henderson, A. 1995. The palms of the Amazon.
  • IPGRI. New World Fruits Database (on-line resource).
  • Lorenzi, H. et al. 1996. Palmeiras no Brasil: nativas e exóticas.
  • Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource).
  • Rehm, S. 1994. Multilingual dictionary of agronomic plants. [= Attalea regia].
  • Steyermark, J. A. et al., eds. 1995–. Flora of the Venezuelan Guayana.
  • Vásquez M., R. et al. 2002. Adiciones a la Flora Peruana: especies nuevas, nuevos registros y estados taxonómicos de las Angiospermas para el Perú. Arnaldoa 9(2):57.
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Check other web resources for Attalea maripa (Aubl.) Mart.:

  • New World Fruits Database: Online database from Bioversity International
  • TROPICOS: Nomenclatural and Specimen Database of the Missouri Botanical Garden
  • Mansfeld: Mansfeld's World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops
  • ePIC: Electronic Plant Information Centre of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • AGRICOLA: Article Citation Database or NAL Catalog of USDA's National Agricultural Library
  • Entrez: NCBI's search engine for PubMed citations, GenBank sequences, etc.

Check other web resources for images:

  • PlantSystematics.org
  • Google Images Note: Be advised that their identity may be inaccurate. Proper identification of a plant may require specialized taxonomic knowledge or comparison with properly documented herbarium material.

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USDA, ARS, National Genetic Resources Program.
Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN) [Online Database].
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland.
URL: http://www.ars-grin.gov/cgi-bin/npgs/html/taxon.pl?407180 (22 December 2014)

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