Plant ID forum: (Attalea rostrata); tropical palm

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Name: Myriam
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bonitin
Jun 22, 2015 6:14 AM CST
Unlabelled in the Botanical garden of Rio de Janeiro. I know so little about palms, don't know where to start for searching.. Rolling my eyes.

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bamira
Jun 22, 2015 8:53 AM CST
https://www.google.cz/search?q=Elaeis+guineensis&biw=1252&bi... I tip my hat to you.
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Elaeis_guineensi...
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Name: Myriam
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bonitin
Jun 22, 2015 9:42 AM CST
Thanks Stefan, it could very well be an Oil Palm, but I see the seeds of Elaeis guineensis has 'spikes' in between which mine lack...
a crop:



also the leaf stems of mine son't have the spikes either, shown on some of the pictures from your link..

https://www.google.cz/search?q=Elaeis+guineensis&biw=1252&bi...
Name: Myriam
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bonitin
Jun 22, 2015 9:52 AM CST
Another picture I found..


Name: Janet Super Sleuth
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JRsbugs
Jun 22, 2015 10:24 AM CST
Attalea rostrata looks a good bet ... check out the seeds.

http://www.palmpedia.net/wiki/Attalea_rostrata
Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Jun 22, 2015 10:28 AM CST
My first thought was possibly Pandanus: http://garden.org/plants/search/text.php?q=Pandanus&button= but I really don't know Palms and have no clue if that particular species grows in Brazil.
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Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Jun 22, 2015 10:30 AM CST
LOL, pay attention to Janet!
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plantladylin
Jun 22, 2015 10:33 AM CST
My other thought would be Bactris but I have no clue if that grows in Brazil either.

http://www.plantapalm.com/vpe/photos/Species/bactris_gasipae...
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Name: Myriam
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bonitin
Jun 22, 2015 11:08 AM CST
Certainly not a Bactris sp. Lin, they do have nasty spikes that can really hurt! The genus does grow a lot in Brazil but this was in a botanical garden which has species from any similar tropical country..
I think you got it spot on Janet, once again! Hilarious!
The pictures of the seeds in your link really do look like a perfect match!
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Name: Janet Super Sleuth
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JRsbugs
Jun 22, 2015 12:26 PM CST
I tip my hat to you. Thumbs up

I recognised the palm from a photo ...

https://www.palms.org/gallery.cfm
Name: Myriam
Ghent, Belgium (Zone 8a)
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bonitin
Jun 23, 2015 12:46 AM CST
Nice collection of Palm photos on that site Janet, they might be of use for others that still need an id! thanks!

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