Wettinia minima R.Bernal, Caldasia 17: 373 (1995)

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Distribution

Map uses TDWG level 3 distributions (http://www.nhm.ac.uk/hosted_sites/tdwg/geogrphy.html)
Ecuadorpresent (World Checklist of Arecaceae)B
So far known only from the Cordillera de Cutuc´┐Ż in SE 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

Conservation

  • Vulnerable (Borchsenius & Skov 1999). Criteria A1c, B2c (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 and 3 cm in diameter, smooth. Leaves distichous, 2.5-3 m long; pinnae glabrous on both sides, split longitudinally into 4-7 segments, these ca. 30 cm long and 4 cm wide in the central part of the blade. Inflorescences one per node; peduncle ca. 10 cm long; rachis ca. 5 cm long; branches 4-7, to 15 cm long. Female flowers dispersed along the branches, 9-12 mm long. Fruit finely warty, glabrous, 1.5-2 cm long and 1-1.5 cm in diameter. (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