Oenocarpus simplex

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Oenocarpus (oh-eh-no-KAR-puhs)
simplex (SIM-pleks)
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Near the village of La Pedrera. Oenocarpus simplex, a strange kind of bacaba whose leaves are simple (not composite) unlike all other species of the genus; It was found in Brazil.
Scientific Classification
Genus: Oenocarpus (oh-eh-no-KAR-puhs)
Species:
simplex (SIM-pleks)
Synonyms
None set.
Native Continent
America
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Morphology
Habit: Solitary
Leaf type: Pinnate
Culture
Survivability index
Common names
None.

Habitat and Distribution

Brazil North, Colombia. Known only from an undisturbed
Rio Tonantini, Colombia. Photo by Dr. Andrew J. Henderson, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew/Palmweb.
remote area in the north-west Amazon.

Description

An understorey species of lowland rainforest.

Culture

Comments and Curiosities



External Links

References

Phonetic spelling of Latin names by edric.

Special thanks to Geoff Stein, (Palmbob) for his hundreds of photos.

Special thanks to Palmweb.org, Dr. John Dransfield, Dr. Bill Baker & team, for their volumes of information and photos.

Glossary of Palm Terms; Based on the glossary in Dransfield, J., N.W. Uhl, C.B. Asmussen-Lange, W.J. Baker, M.M. Harley & C.E. Lewis. 2008. Genera Palmarum - Evolution and Classification of the Palms. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. All images copyright of the artists and photographers (see images for credits).


Many Special Thanks to Ed Vaile for his long hours of tireless editing and numerous contributions.

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