Palma de melocotón

Escaleras, Puntarenas Province, Costa Rica

Bactris gasipaes

Sinónimos:
Pejibaye
Bactris_gasipaes (Wikipedia)

Bactris gasipaes
Pupunha (Bactris gasipaes) 2.jpg
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom:Plantae
Clade:Tracheophytes
Clade:Angiosperms
Clade:Monocots
Clade:Commelinids
Order:Arecales
Family:Arecaceae
Genus:Bactris
Species:
B. gasipaes
Binomial name
Bactris gasipaes
Peachpalmdistribution.pdf
Distribution of Bactris gasipaes.
Synonyms

Guilielma gasipaes (Kunth) L.H.Bailey

Bactris gasipaes is a species of palm native to the tropical forests of Central and South America. It is well spread in these regions, where it is often cultivated by smallholders in agroforestry systems or more rarely, in monoculture. Common names include peach palm in English, pijiguao or chontaduro in Spanish and pupunha in Portuguese. It is a long-lived perennial plant that is productive for 50 to 75 years on average. Its population has an important genetic diversity, leading to numerous fruits, colors, and qualities. The fruits are edible and nutritious but need to be cooked for 30 minutes to five hours. They also benefit many animals in the wild. Peach-palms are also cultivated for the heart of palm, and the trunk can make valuable timber.

Peach Palm (Wiktionary)

English

Noun

peach palm (plural peach palms)

  1. A South American palm tree with fleshy, edible fruit, Bactris gasipaes.
    Synonyms: peewah (Trinidad and Tobago), pupunha

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