genus Attalea

Also found in: Thesaurus.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.genus Attalea - unarmed feather palms of central and northern South Americagenus Attalea - unarmed feather palms of central and northern South America
liliopsid genus, monocot genus - genus of flowering plants having a single cotyledon (embryonic leaf) in the seed
Arecaceae, family Arecaceae, family Palmaceae, family Palmae, palm family, Palmaceae, Palmae - chiefly tropical trees and shrubs and vines usually having a tall columnar trunk bearing a crown of very large leaves; coextensive with the order Palmales
Attalea funifera, bahia coquilla, Bahia piassava, piassava palm, pissaba palm - Brazilian palm yielding fibers used in making ropes, mats, and brushes
References in periodicals archive ?
The genus Attalea (Arecaceae) of Bolivia: regional ecologic system affinities
In the Field Guide to the Palms of the Americas (Henderson et al., 1995), all species of subtribe Attaleinae sensu Uhl and Dransfield (1987) are included in a broad genus Attalea, while in the Taxonomic Treatment of Palm Subtribe Attaleinae (Glassman, 1999), the group is treated as five separate genera (Attalea sensu stricto, Orbignya, Scheelea, Maximiliana and Ynesa).
The genus Attalea has 12 medicinal species, followed by Astrocaryum and Syagrus each with 10 different species with medicinal uses each.