Hyospathe macrorhachis Burret, Notizbl. Bot. Gart. Berlin-Dahlem 15: 34 (1940)

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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
Endemic to the E slopes of the Andes in Ecuador, where it is sometimes very abundant in the forest understorey. (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

  • Lower risk/least concern (Borchsenius & Skov 1999). (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. Stems solitary or clustered, decumbent, with short internodes, to 2 m long and 2-3 cm in diameter, distally with persistent leaf-sheathes. Leaves 50-120 cm long, the blade divided into 3-7 broad, unequal pinnae on each side. Inflorescence borne among the leaves, red in fruit, elongate; peduncle 20-40 cm long; rachis 10-35 cm long; branches ca. 30, shorter than the rachis. Fruit black, globose, ca. 1 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