Sorting Syagrus names

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



Syagrus amara Jacq.

SYNONYM(S) : Calappa amara (Jacq.) Kuntze, Cocos amara Jacq., Rhyticocos amara (Jacq.) Becc.

ENGLISH : Moca palm, Overtop palm, Yattau palm.

FRENCH : Petit coco (Antilles), Petit coco de bois (Antilles).

SPANISH : Mocho.


Syagrus botryophora (Mart.) Mart.

SYNONYM(S) : Cocos botryophora Mart., Arecastrum romanzoffianum (Cham.) Becc. var. botryophora (Mart.) Becc.

ENGLISH : Pati queen palm.

PORTUGUESE : Baba de boi (Brazil), Coco de cachorro (Brazil), Coco de sapo (Brazil), Gerivá (Brazil), Pindó (Brazil) , Pindoba do sul (Brazil).

Syagrus cocoides Mart.

SYNONYM(S) : Cocos syagrus Drude, Syagrus drudei (Becc.) Becc.

PORTUGUESE : Piririma (Brazil).

Syagrus comosa (Mart.) Mart.

PORTUGUESE : Babão (Brazil), Catolé (Brazil).

Syagrus coronata (Mart.) Becc.

SYNONYM(S) : Cocos coronata Mart., Syagrus treubiana (Becc.) Becc.

CHINESE : Xi ya zong, Xia ge zong.

ENGLISH : Licuri palm, Licury palm, Ouricury palm.

GERMAN : Licuri-Palme, Uricuripalme.

PORTUGUESE : Aricuri (Brazil), Ouricuri (Brazil), Uricurí, Urucurí.

SPANISH : Licuri.

Syagrus flexuosa (Mart.) Becc.

ENGLISH : Acum palm.

PORTUGUESE : Acumã (Brazil), Coco-babão (Brazil), Coco de campo (Brazil), Coqueiro-do-campo (Brazil).

Syagrus harleyi S. F. Glassman

ENGLISH : Fox palm.

Syagrus inajai (Spruce) Becc.

SYNONYM(S) : Calappa inajai (Spruce) Kuntze, Cocos aequatorialis Drude, Cocos inajai Spruce ex Trail , Maximiliana inajai Spruce

CHINESE : Ba xi zong lü.

ENGLISH : Inaja palm, Inajai palm, Pupunha palm.

PORTUGUESE : Inajá-y (Brazil), Jareua, Pupunha de Porco (Brazil).


Syagrus macrocarpa Barb. Rodr.

Syagrus oleracea (Mart.) Becc.

ENGLISH : Catole palm.

PORTUGUESE : Catolé (Brazil), Coco catolé (Brazil), Pati amargoso (Brazil), Gueroba (Brazil).

Syagrus picrophylla Barb. Rodr.

ENGLISH : Lent coconut.

PORTUGUESE : Babao (Brazil), Catole (Brazil), Coco babao (Brazil).

Syagrus pseudococos (Raddi) Glassman

SYNONYM(S) : Langsdorffia pseudococos Raddi

ENGLISH : Coco verde (adopted Italian name).

Syagrus romanzoffiana (Cham.) Glassman

SYNONYM(S) : Arecastrum romanzoffianum (Cham.) Becc., Calappa romanzoffiana (Cham.) Kuntze, Cocos romanzoffiana Cham.

CHINESE : Huang hou kui.

ENGLISH : Queen palm, Romanzoff coco palm.

FRENCH : Palmier de Romanzoff.

GERMAN : Königinpalme, Romanzoffianische Kokospalme.

JAPANESE : Joou yashi.

PORTUGUESE : Baba-de-boi (Brazil).

THAI : .


See also Arecastrum romanzoffianum (Cham.) Becc.

Syagrus romanzoffiana (Cham.) Glassman var. australe (Mart..) Becc.

SYNONYM(S) : Arecastrum romanzoffianum (Cham.) Becc. var. australe Becc. , Cocos australis Mart.

CHINESE : Shan kui, Jin shan kui.

ENGLISH : Southern queen palm.

JAPANESE : Bindo joou yashi.

Syagrus schizophylla (Mart.) Glassman

SYNONYM(S) : Arikuryroba schizophylla (Mart.) L. H. Bailey, Cocos schizophylla Mart.

CHINESE : Lie ye jin shan kui.

ENGLISH : Arikury palm.

SPANISH : Palmera de la reina.

Syagrus speciosa (Barb. Rodr.) Barb. Rodr.

SYNONYM(S) : Calappa speciosa (Barb.Rodr.) Kuntze, Cocos speciosa Barb.Rodr.

PORTUGUESE : Pupunha Rana (Brazil).


Considered as a synonym of Syagrus inajai (Spruce) Becc. on USDA - GRIN database.

Syagrus weddelliana Becc.

SYNONYM(S) : Cocos weddelliana Becc., Microcoelum weddelliana

JAPANESE : Burajiru hime yashi, Hime yashi.

Syagrus yatay (Mart.) Glassman

SYNONYM(S) : Calappa yatay (Mart.) Kuntze, Cocos yatay Mart., Butia capitata subsp. yatay (Mart.) Herter, Butia yatay (Mart.) Becc.

CHINESE : Ya tai guo dong zong.

ENGLISH : Jelly palm, Yatay palm.

FRENCH : Awaiting feedback.

GERMAN : Butiapalme.

JAPANESE : Yatai yashi.

SPANISH : Palma yatay, Yataí.

General Bibliography


General & specific on-line


Complementary / Specific


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

IPGRI, 2000, FRUITS FROM AMERICA - An Ethnobotanical Inventory. International Plant Genetic Resources Institute. Syagrus. < >.

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: (16 February 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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