EPPO Global Database

Phytelephas macrocarpa(PJPMA)

Code created in: 2002-02-17

Basic information
  • EPPO Code: PJPMA
  • Preferred name: Phytelephas macrocarpa
  • Authority: Ruiz & Pavón


Central America, South America (Colombia and Peru to Bolivia and Brazil) 

Common names
Name Language
ivory nut palm English
ivory palm English
tagua palm English
Steinnußpalme German
ivoire végétal French
pulu-puntu Spanish (BO)
tagua Spanish
marfim-vegetal Portuguese (BR)
palmeira-do-marfim Portuguese
polupunto Portuguese (BR)
tágua Portuguese