Geonoma pinnatifrons subsp. ramosissima (Burret) A.J.Hend., Phytotaxa 17: 122 (2011)

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Distribution

Map uses TDWG level 3 distributions (http://www.nhm.ac.uk/hosted_sites/tdwg/geogrphy.html)
From 3°55-7°00'N and 75°54-77°37'W on the Pacific Coast and western slopes of the Western Cordillera in Colombia, at 427(0-1150) m elevation in lowland to montane rainforest. (Henderson, A.J. (2011) A revision of Geonoma. Phytotaxa 17: 1-271.)A

Discussion

  • There is geographic discontinuity but too few specimens to test for differences, and too few to test for geographical variation. Three specimens (Bernal 306, Betancur 2818, Forero 7370) from higher elevations on the western slopes of the Western Cordillera appear intermediate between this subspecies and G. interrupta subsp. magnifica, and may represent hybrids. They have the flower pits densely hairy internally distally only, as in G. interrupta. (Henderson, A.J. (2011) A revision of Geonoma. Phytotaxa 17: 1-271.)A

Description

  • Leaf pinnae 15(12-17) per side of rachis.
    Inflorescences peduncular bracts inserted 1.3(1.0-1.5) cm above the prophyll; peduncles 19.3(16.5-22.0) cm long, 18.2(15.2-21.2) mm in diameter; rachillae 11.4(7.0-16.0) cm long, 1.6(1.1-2.3) mm in diameter.
    Fruits 3.8(3.5-4.0) mm in diameter. (Henderson, A.J. (2011) A revision of Geonoma. Phytotaxa 17: 1-271.)A