Bactris coloradonis

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Bactris (BAHK-triss)
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Scientific Classification
Genus: Bactris (BAHK-triss)
None set.
Native Continent
Habit: Clustering
Leaf type: Pinnate
Survivability index
Common names

Habitat and Distribution

Bactris coloradonis is found in Panama:
Canal Zone: woods on Barro Colorado Island.


Understory to medium size, clustering, very straight stems, pinnate leaves with leaflets in multiple planes, spines on stems usually in rings, branched stems, fruit orange-red. The stems of Bactris coloradonis are very straight and covered by rings of spines. A medium-sized, clustering or sometimes solitary palm with plumose leaves that have beautifully grouped leaflets which resemble little fans. It is native to rainforests below 900 m from southeastern Nicaragua through Costa Rica and Panama to western Colombia and Ecuador. A pretty palm for the understorey of the tropical or perhaps warm temperate garden. Editing by edric.


Cold Hardiness Zone: 10a.

Comments and Curiosities

External Links


Phonetic spelling of Latin names by edric.

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

Special thanks to, 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).

Borchsenius, F.1998. Manual to the palms of Ecuador. AAU Reports 37. Department of Systematic Botany, University of Aarhus, Denmark in collaboration with Pontificia Universidad Catalica del Ecuador.

Henderson, A.J.2000. Bactris (Palmae). New York Botanical Garden.

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

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