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Project Name Data (Last Modified On 10/24/2012)

Flora Data (Last Modified On 10/24/2012)
PlaceOfPublication Hist. Nat. Palm. 2:21. 1823.
Description Arboreous unarmed pinnate-leaved monoecious palms with solitary or clustered trunks, some of the species south of Panama having the foliage arranged dis'- tichously in the crown or head: inflorescence infrafoliar, borne below a crown- shaft; flowers unisexual, not immersed, normally a pistillate between two stami- nates but on most rachillae the pistillates missing on the apical part of the strand; stamens 6, the sepals and petals both valvate or perhaps indistinctly somewhat imbricate at base, pistillodium usually evident; pistillate flowers much shorter than the staminates, sepals and petals imbricate, staminodia usually not evident: fruit a 1-seeded drupe-like small ovoid or globose body with more or less fibrous or sometimes succulent extenor, stigma terminal or nearly so; seed with plane albumen, embryo basal.
Note South American palms, one species- in Panama; about 16 species, not well un- derstood. Perhaps the-genus will be divided when better known.
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