Sorting Jessenia names

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


Jessenia bataua (Mart.) Burret

PORTUGUESE : Patauá (Brazil, Suriname).

SPANISH : Batawa (Guyana), Chapil (Ecuador), Jagua (Venezuela), Milpesos (Colombia), Palma de leche (Colombia), Palma patavona, Seje (Colombia, Venezuela), Ungurahui, Ungurauy (Peru), Yagua.

Jessenia bataua (Mart.) Burret subsp. bataua

SYNONYM(S) : Oenocarpus bataua Mart. var. bataua, Jessenia polycarpa Karsten, Jessenia repanda Engel

CHINESE : Jiu shi zong.

ENGLISH : Bataua palm, Pataua palm.

GERMAN : Sejepalme.

MALAY : Seje.

PORTUGUESE : Patauá (Brazil), Patauá branca.

SPANISH : Palma seje (Venezuela), Patabá (Colombia), Seje, Ungurahui.


See also Oenocarpus bataua Mart.

Jessenia bataua (Mart.) Burret subsp. oligocarpa Balick

SYNONYM(S) : Jessenia oligocarpa Griseb. & H. Wend., Oenocarpus bataua Mart. var. oligocarpus (Griseb. & H. Wend.) Andr. Hend.

ENGLISH : Fruitless bataua palm.

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: (24 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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