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Published In: Hortus Kewensis; or, a catalogue . . . 3: 473. 1789. (7 Aug-1 Oct 1789) (Hort. Kew.) Name publication detailView in BotanicusView in Biodiversity Heritage Library

Project Name Data (Last Modified On 6/2/2011)
Acceptance : Accepted
Project Data     (Last Modified On 6/3/2011)
Contributor Text: KAMAL A. MALIK
General/Distribution: A genus with 12 species, distributed from Japan, S. China, Indo-China to Penninsular Thailand; represented in Pakistan by one cultivated species.


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Small dioecious, 1.5 or occasionally 3 m tall palms forming dense clumps. Stem slender, enclosed in a fibrous network. Leaves palmate, spaced along the stem, midrib absent, palmately segmented nearly to the base, induplicate, leaflets blunt-tipped, several ribbed, margin toothed. Fibrous leaf-sheath at the base of petiole. Inflorescence axillary, small. Flowers unisexual, calyx trilobed; petals connate; stamens 6, epipetalous; carpels 3, free. Fruit 1-3 per flower, small, one-seeded berries. Seeds thin, stony.
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