Butia leptospatha (Burret) Noblick (2006:169)



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Syagrus leptospatha Burret in Notizbl. Bot. Gart. Berlin-Dahlem 15: 105 (1940)


Conservation Status

Last record: 1936

Rediscovered in 1994 (Noblick, 2006)



Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil & Paraguay


Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Burret, M. (1940). Palmae neogeae XII. Notizbl. Bot. Gart. Berlin-Dahlem 15: 105


Other references:

Gauto, M. I. (2009). Conservation status assessment of Paraguayan Palms (Arecaceae): 1-132. Universitéde Genève, Faculté des sciences. Masters in Biology.

Giulietti et al. (2009). Plantas raras do Brasil: 1-496. Conservação International, Belo Horizonte, MG.

Glassman, S. F. (1972). A revision of B.E.Dahlgren's index of American plants. Cramer. 1-294.

Glassman, S. F. (1987). Revisions of the palm genus Syagrus Mart. and other selected genera in the Cocos alliance. Illinois Biological Monographs 56: 1-230.

Govaerts, R. and Dransfield, J. (2005). World Checklist of Palms: 1-223. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Humphreys, Aelys M., Govaerts, Rafaël, Ficinski, Sarah Z., Lughadha, Eimear Nic and Vorontsova, Maria S. (2019). Global dataset shows geography and life form predict modern plant extinction and rediscovery. Nature Ecology & Evolution 3: 1043-1047. [Supplementary Dataset 1]

Lorenzi, H., Noblick, L.R., Kahn, F. and Ferreira, E. (2010). Brazilian Flora Arecaceae (Palms): 1-268. Instituto Plantarum de Estudos da Flora LTDA, São Paulo, Brazil.

Noblick, Larry R. (2006). The Grassy Butia: Two New Species and a New Combination. Palms 50(4): 167-178.

Walter, Kerry S. and Gillett, Harriet J. (eds.). (1998). 1997 IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants. Compiled by the World Conservation Monitoring Centre. Gland, Switzerland & Cambridge, UK: IUCN – The World Conservation Union. lxiv + 862 pp.


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