Ungurahui

Oenocarpus bataua

Synonyme:
PATAUA
Ungurahui (Wikipedia)

Oenocarpus bataua
Oenocarpus bataua.jpg
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom:Plantae
Clade:Tracheophytes
Clade:Angiosperms
Clade:Monocots
Clade:Commelinids
Order:Arecales
Family:Arecaceae
Genus:Oenocarpus
Species:
O. bataua
Binomial name
Oenocarpus bataua
Mart. 1823
Synonyms
  • Jessenia bataua (Mart.) Burret (1929)
  • Oenocarpus batawa Wallace (1853), spelling variation
  • Jessenia polycarpa H.Karst. (1857)
  • Jessenia oligocarpa Griseb. & H.Wendl. ex Griseb. (1864)
  • Jessenia repanda Engl. (1865)
  • Jessenia weberbaueri Burret (1929)
  • Jessenia oligocarpa Griseb. & H.Wendl. (1864)
  • Oenocarpus oligocarpus (Griseb. & H.Wendl.) Wess.Boer (1965)

Oenocarpus bataua, the patawa, sehe, hungurahua (Ecuador) or mingucha, is a palm tree native to the Amazon rainforest. The tree produces edible fruits rich in high-quality oil.

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