EPPO Global Database

Bactris gasipaes(BCTGA)

Code created in: 1996-10-28

Basic information
  • EPPO Code: BCTGA
  • Preferred name: Bactris gasipaes
  • Authority: Kunth


Central America, South America (northwest to Bolivia and Brazil, except eastern coast). Edible fruits and apical buds. Introduced in Caribbean (Trinidad)

Other scientific names
Name Authority
Guilielma gasipaes (Kunth) Bailey
Guilielma utilis Ørsted

Common names
Name Language
peach palm English
pejibave palm English
pewa English
spiny-club palm English
Pfirsichpalme German
palmier de Pejibaye French
palmier pêche French
péjibaie French
cachipay Spanish
chonta Spanish
chontaduro Spanish (BO)
macanilla Spanish (BO)
palma pejibaye Spanish
pijibay Spanish
pijuajo Spanish (BO)
piriguao Spanish (NI)
pixbae Spanish
pupuña Spanish
tembe Spanish
chontaduro Italian
chotaduro Italian
palma da pesca Italian
pijuayo Italian
pupunha Italian
pejibaye Dutch
perzikpalm Dutch
pupunha Portuguese (BR)
pupunheira Portuguese
персиковая пальма Russian
чонтила Russian