Copernicia prunifera

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Copernicia prunifera


Taxonavigation: Arecales 
Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Monocots
Cladus: Commelinids
Ordo: Arecales

Familia: Arecaceae
Subfamilia: Coryphoideae
Tribus: Trachycarpeae
Subtribus: Unplaced Trachycarpeae
Genus: Copernicia
Species: Copernicia prunifera


Copernicia prunifera H.E.Moore, 1963


  • Basionym
    • Palma prunifera Mill., Gard. Dict. ed. 8: n.º 7 (1768).
  • Heterotypic
    • Corypha cerifera Arruda in H.Koster, Trav. Brazil: 494 (1816).
    • Copernicia cerifera (Arruda) Mart., Hist. Nat. Palm. 3: 242 (1838).
    • Arrudaria cerifera (Arruda) Macedo, Not. Palm. Carnauba: 5 (1867).

Native distribution areas

Display the range areas:
  • Continental: Southern America
      • Brazil North; Brazil Northeast; Brazil Southeast; Trinidad-Tobago

References: Brummitt, R.K. 2001. TDGW – World Geographical Scheme for Recording Plant Distributions, 2nd Edition



Vernacular names[edit]

English: Carnauba palm
magyar: Karnaubapálma
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