Sorting Astrocaryum names

Species on this page ( A = names approved by most authorities, s = approved as synonyms) :




Astrocaryum aculeatum G. Mey.

SYNONYM(S) : Astrocaryum aureum Griseb. & H. Wendl., Astrocaryum tucuma Mart.

CHINESE : Pi ci xing guo zong.

ENGLISH : Star-nut palm, Tucum palm, Tucuma. 

FRENCH : Tucum.

GERMAN : Awaiting feedback.


SPANISH : Chonta (Bolivia), Tucumá.

Astrocaryum alatum H. F. Loomis

PORTUGUESE : Awaiting feedback.

Astrocaryum chambira Burret

PORTUGUESE : Tucúm, Tucuma, Tucumã.

SPANISH : Chambira (Peru), Cumare.


Photograph of fiber at Jungle Photos.

Astrocarium farinosum Barb. Rodr.

PORTUGUESE : Murumurú-iry (Brazil).

Astrocaryum jauari Mart.

PORTUGUESE : Jauarí (Brazil).

SPANISH : Albarico (Venezuela), Chambirilla (Peru), Huiririma (Peru).

Astrocaryum mexicanum Liebm. ex Mart.

CHINESE : Xing guo zong.

FRENCH : Palmier du Méxique à fruits en étoile.

Astrocaryum mumbaca Mart.

PORTUGUESE : Mumbaca (Brazil).

Astrocaryum murumuru Mart.

CHINESE : Mu lu xing guo zong.

ENGLISH : Murumuru palm.

PORTUGUESE : Murumuru, Mururu, Muruí.


Astrocarium rodriguesii Trail

PORTUGUESE : Mumbacassu (Brazil)

Astrocaryum standleyanum L.H.Bailey

ENGLISH : Panama star-nut palm.

Astrocaryum vulgare Mart.

SYNONYM(S) : Astrocaryum awarra de Vries, Astrocaryum segregatum Drude

ENGLISH : Awarra palm, Tucum palm, Tucuma palm.

FRENCH : Aoura.

PORTUGUESE : Tucumã (Brazil).

SPANISH : Cumare, Tucuma.



General Bibliography


General & specific on-line


Complementary / Specific


EURODICAUTOM, On-line Technical Dictionary in 12 languages provided by the European Commission < >.

Mabberley D.J. 1997, The Plant-Book : a Portable Dictionary of the Vascular Plants, 2d Edition, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, U.K.

USDA, ARS, 2002, National Genetic Resources Program. Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN). [Online Database] National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. Available: (06 March 2003).

Wang Zongxun et al. 1996, A New Latin, Chinese, English Botanical Nomenclature. Chinese Academy of Sciences, Institute of Botany. Aviation Industry Publisher, Beijing.

Wiersema J. H. & León B. 1999, World Economic Plants : a Standard Reference. CRC Press LLC.


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