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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Monocots
(unranked): Commelinids
Order: Arecales
Family: Arecaceae
Subfamily: Arecoideae
Tribe: Cocoeae
Genus: Parajubaea

Parajubaea is a genus of flowering plant in the Arecaceae family, and coconut palm trees.

They are native to the northern Andes mountains in northwestern South America.[1][2]


The Parajubaea genus contains the following species:

  1. Parajubaea cocoides Burret - Colombia, Ecuador, Peru
  2. Parajubaea sunkha M.Moraes - Bolivia
  3. Parajubaea torallyi (Mart.) Burret - Bolivia


  1. ^ Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families
  2. ^ Govaerts, R. & Dransfield, J. (2005). World Checklist of Palms: 1-223. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

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