Attalea speciosa Mart.

Common name

English: Babassu palm

German: Babassupalme

Portuguese: Babaçu

Classification

Kingdom: Plantae (2271)

  Phylum: Magnoliophyta (2176)

    Class: Liliopsida (340)

      Order: Arecales (25)

        Family: Arecaceae (25) (family description)

          Genus: Attalea (1)

           Epithet: speciosa Mart. (5)

Synonyms: Attalea glassmanii Zona, Attalea lydiae (Drude) Barb.Rodr., Heptantra phalerata (Mart.) O.F.Cook, Orbignya barbosiana Burret, Orbignya cuci Kunth ex H.Wendl., Orbignya huebneri Burret, Orbignya lydiae Drude, Orbignya macropetala Burret, Orbignya martiana Barb.Rodr., Orbignya phalerata Mart., Orbignya speciosa (Mart.) Barb.Rodr.

barbosiana => in honor of João Barbosa Rodrigues (1842-1909), Brazilian botanist and engineer

glassmanii => in honor of Dr. Sidney Frederick Glassman (1919-2008), american botanist who focused on palms and Micronesian flora

macropetala => bearing large petals

martiana => in honor of Karl Friedrich Philipp von Martius (1794-1868), German botanist and explorer

speciosa => beautiful

Characteristics

Climate: tropical

Habit: tree

External links

Check for Attalea speciosa at The Plant List, GBIF or IPNI

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