Asterogyne martiana (H.Wendl.) H.Wendl. ex Drude, Nat. Pflanzenfam. 2(3): 59 (1889)

Primary tabs

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Distribution

Map uses TDWG level 3 distributions (http://www.nhm.ac.uk/hosted_sites/tdwg/geogrphy.html)
Belizepresent (World Checklist of Arecaceae)B
Colombiapresent (World Checklist of Arecaceae)B
Costa Ricapresent (World Checklist of Arecaceae)B
Ecuadorpresent (World Checklist of Arecaceae)B
Guatemalapresent (World Checklist of Arecaceae)B
Honduraspresent (World Checklist of Arecaceae)B
Nicaraguapresent (World Checklist of Arecaceae)B
Panamápresent (World Checklist of Arecaceae)B
Central America to N Ecuador, in wet and pluvial tropical forest, west of the Andes, mostly below 500 m elevation.
Distribution in Ecuador. In Ecuador known only from wet forest in the NW. (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 palm. Stem solitary, often subterranean, 2-3 cm in diameter below the crown. Leaf blade 60-100 cm long and 20-30 cm wide, simple or irregularly divided into 1-3 broad, multi-ribbed pinnae on each side; veins forming a sharp angle with the axis. Inflorescence 50-80 cm long, with 3-10 straight branches borne on the apical few centimeters, the branches 4-6 mm in diameter, with flower pits arranged in distinct longitudinal rows. Fruits reddish brown when immature, black at full maturity, smooth, elongate, ca. 1 cm long. (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

Use Record

  • Asterogyne martiana (H.Wendl.) H.Wendl. ex Drude: Las hojas de esta palma son altamente apreciadas como material para techar, debido a su gran duración. (Galeano, G., R. Bernal, Palmas del Departamento de Antioquia, Región de Antioquia, Región Occidental. 1987)
    Use CategoryUse Sub CategoryPlant PartHuman GroupEthnic GroupCountry
    ConstructionThatchEntire leafNot identifiedN/AColombia

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