Geonoma pohliana subsp. rubescens (H.Wendl. ex Drude) A.J.Hend., Phytotaxa 17: 130 (2011)

Primary tabs

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Distribution

Map uses TDWG level 3 distributions (https://github.com/tdwg/wgsrpd)
Brazil Northeast present (World Checklist of Arecaceae)B
From 14°09-15°18'S and 39°00-39°16'W in the Atlantic Coastal Forest of Brazil in central Bahia at 212(45-380) m elevation in lowland tropical rainforest. (Henderson, A.J. (2011) A revision of Geonoma. Phytotaxa 17: 1-271.)A

Discussion

  • Labels of some specimens (e.g., Carvalho 6775, Noblick 4726) describe the stems, leaves, and inflorescences as reddish-tinged. Some specimens (e.g., Fiaschi 1051), sympatric with subsp. unaensis, exactly resemble that subspecies except for the non-hairy rachillae. The differences between the two subspecies are not clear. (Henderson, A.J. (2011) A revision of Geonoma. Phytotaxa 17: 1-271.)A

Description

  • Leaves pinnae 4(3-7) per side of rachis.
    Inflorescences rachillae 4(2-6), 5.1(3.8-6.5) mm in diameter, not hairy, not filiform and not narrowed between the flower pits; proximal and distal lips drying the same color as the rachillae; triads mostly spirally arranged. (Henderson, A.J. (2011) A revision of Geonoma. Phytotaxa 17: 1-271.)A

Bibliography

    A. Henderson, A.J. (2011) A revision of Geonoma. Phytotaxa 17: 1-271.
    B. World Checklist of Arecaceae