Sorting Scheelea names

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





Scheelea macrocarpa H. Karst.

SYNONYM(S) : Attalea macrocarpa Barb. Rodr.

CHINESE : Da guo xi le zong (as S. macrocarpa), Da guo ya ta zong (as A. macrocarpa).


This species may be a synonym of Attalea eichleri (Drude) Andr. Hend. see this record for all names grouped together.

Scheelea phalerata (Mart. ex Spreng.) Burret -> Attalea phalerata Mart. ex Spreng.




Some authors place Scheelea excelsa H. Karst. as a synonym one species, others think of it as a synonym of another species.

A similar situation was found with Scheelea martiana Burret . These need further sorting in order to reveal where the error lies.

It is possible that the pair Scheelea macrocarpa / Attalea macrocarpa are only synonyms of Attalea eichleri (Drude) Andr. Hend.

Feedback on any of these point would be very welcome.

General Bibliography


General & specific on-line


Complementary / Specific


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

IPNI, 2003, International Plant Name Index. Online Database. < >.

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: (27 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.



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