Syagrus smithii (H.E.Moore) Glassman
  • Fieldiana, Bot. 31: 231 (1970) 


Notes: Distribution: SE. Colombia to N. Peru and N. Brazil

General Description

Stem solitary, to 10 m tall, and 5-10 cm in diameter. Leaves 2.5-3.5 m long, with 80-100 pinnae on each side, these inserted in groups and pointing in somewhat different directions, the central ones 40-80 cm long, and 3.0-3.5 cm wide. Inflorescence 75-135 cm long, with 10-30 branches, to 30 cm long. Male flowers ca. 10 mm long. Female flowers 12-13 mm long. Fruit yellow, 6-8 cm long and 3-4 cm in diameter, with the seed triangular in cross-section.

Distribution

W Amazon region in Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, and Brazil. Rather local and not very common in E Ecuador.

Distribution Map

 
  • Native distribution
Found in
  • Southern America Brazil Brazil North
  • Western South America Colombia
  • Peru

  Bibliography

  • 1 Lorenzi, H., Noblick, L.R., Kahn, F. & Ferreira, E. (2010). Brazilian Flora Arecaceae (Palms): 1-268. Instituto Plantarum de Estudos da Flora LTDA, São Paulo, Brazil.
  • 2 Govaerts, R. & Dransfield, J. (2005). World Checklist of Palms: 1-223. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • 3 Borchsenius F., Borgtoft-Pedersen H. and Baslev H. 1998. Manual to the Palms of Ecuador. AAU Reports 37. Department of Systematic Botany, University of Aarhus, Denmark in collaboration with Pontificia Universidad Catalica del Ecuador

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