Wettinia kalbreyeri (Burret) R.Bernal, Caldasia 17: 368 (1995)

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Distribution

Map uses TDWG level 3 distributions (http://www.nhm.ac.uk/hosted_sites/tdwg/geogrphy.html)
Colombiapresent (World Checklist of Arecaceae)B
Ecuadorpresent (World Checklist of Arecaceae)B
Andean slopes in Colombia (both sides) and Ecuador (W side only), at 500-2000 m elevation. It is often a conspicuous component of the premontane wet forest. (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

Discussion

  • Occasionally individuals with clustered stems are encountered (Cotopaxi: Bergmann #97809). (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

  • Canopy palm. Stem solitary, 5-20 m tall and 10-15 cm in diameter, smooth. Leaves 3-5 m long; pinnae 20-25 on each side, somewhat hairy, especially below, longitudinally divided into 2-7 segments, these spreading in different planes, 80-130 cm long and 2.5-10 cm wide in the central part of the blade. Inflorescences 3-7 per node; peduncle 15-40 cm long; rachis 8-40 cm long; branches 15-30; male inflorescence branches to 30 cm long, the female to 60 cm long, pendulous. Male flowers 5-10 mm long, with 6-22 stamens. Female flowers dispersed along the branches, 5-6 mm long. Fruits green, minutely warty, glabrous or hairy, 2.5-3.5 cm long and 2-3 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