Wettinia radiata (O.F.Cook & Doyle) R.Bernal, Caldasia 17: 368 (1995)

Primary tabs

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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
Panamápresent (World Checklist of Arecaceae)B
Wet forest from Panama to Ecuador W of the Andes, at elevations below 1000 m. (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

  • Subcanopy palm. Stem solitary, 4-9 m tall and 7-10 cm in diameter. Pinnae 11-17 on each side, the central ones ca. 25 cm wide, entire, or sometimes longitudinally split into 2-7 segments. Inflorescence 3-5 per node; branches 3-5, pendulous, 20-40 cm long. Female flowers scattered along the inflorescence branches. Fruits elongate, cylindrical, 3-4 cm long, and ca. 2 cm in diameter, yellow, more or less glabrous, with slightly irregular surface. (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

  • Wettinia radiata (O.F.Cook & Doyle) R.Bernal: Construcción. Tallo. (...). Herramientas, Tallo. Tacador de escopeta. (Galeano, G., Las palmas de la región de Araracuara. 1992)
    Use CategoryUse Sub CategoryPlant PartHuman GroupEthnic GroupCountry
    Utensils and ToolsHunting and fishingStemAfro-AmericanoN/AColombia
    ConstructionHousesStemAfro-AmericanoN/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