Wettinia longipetala A.H.Gentry, Ann. Missouri Bot. Gard. 73: 160 (1986)

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Distribution

Map uses TDWG level 3 distributions (http://www.nhm.ac.uk/hosted_sites/tdwg/geogrphy.html)
Perupresent (World Checklist of Arecaceae)B
Peru (Pasco, ca. 700 m) and Cordillera de Cutuc´┐Ż in S Ecuador. (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)A

Description

  • Understorey or subcanopy palm. Stem solitary, ca. 6 m tall. Leaves ca. 4 m long, with ca. 30 pinnae on each side, these simple, spreading in one plane, ca. 50 cm long and 9 cm wide in the central part of the blade. Inflorescences unbranched, with peduncle 10-15 cm long; rachis 13-15 cm long. Female flowers densely crowded along the branches, with petals 2-3 cm long. Fruits brownish hairy, ca. 2.5 cm long, packed into a single elliptical mass ca. 15 cm long and 6-8 cm in diameter, with the persistent petals emerging among them. (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)A

Bibliography

A. 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
B. World Checklist of Arecaceae