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Genus: Bactris

Life > eukaryotes > Archaeoplastida > Chloroplastida > Charophyta > Streptophytina > Plantae (land plants) > Tracheophyta (vascular plants) > Euphyllophyta > Lignophyta (woody plants) > Spermatophyta (seed plants) > Angiospermae (flowering plants) > Monocotyledons > Order: Arecales > Family: Arecaceae

Four species cultivated.

Species cultivated in southern Africa

List from Glen (2002).

Bactris gasipaes (Peach palm)


Bactris guineensis (Tobago cane)

Native to central America.


Bactris major (Prickly palm)

[= Bactris cruegeriana]

Native to South America and West Indies.


Bactris pilosa (Lata macho)

[= Bactris granatensis]

Native from Panama to Venezuela.


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