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

Flora Data (Last Modified On 10/24/2012)
Genus HYOSPATHE Mart.
PlaceOfPublication Hist. Nat. Palm. 2:1. 1823.
Description Arundinaceous small erect spineless glabrous pinnate-leaved or pinnatisect monoecious palms with infrafoliar inflorescences: flowers small, in branched spadices, on long slender rachillae, normally 1 pistillate between 2 slender stami- nates but placement often irregular; spathes long and slender, at base of spadix and at first inclosing it; staminate flowers with 3 long narrow valvate petals and 3 small connate sepals, stamens 6; pistillate flowers much smaller, sepals and petals imbricate, pistil 3-loculed, staminodia present: fruit a small ellipsoid drupe-like body, 1-seeded, scarcely fleshy, about 1 cm. long; embryo basilar.
Distribution About a dozen South American species, one of them in Panama.
Note Hyospathe pubigera of Trinidad is Prestoea pubigera Nichols.
 
 
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