Geonoma cuneifolia Burret
Geonoma metensis H.Karst.
Geonoma werdermannii Burret
Geonoma brongniartii is an evergreen palm growing 0.5 - 3 metres tall. The plant produces a single, rarely a cluster, of subterranean or very short, unbranched stems that can sometimes be up to 1 metre tall and 35mm in diameter; these stems are topped by a crown of 5 - 13 leaves that can be up to 1 metre long[
The leaves are sometimes harvested from the wild for local use as a thatch.
S. America - northern Brazil, Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador, Colombia, Venezuela.
Understorey of lowland to premontane rain forest, usually on well-drained soils on slopes and plains, but also sometimes in areas subject to seasonal inundation; at elevations from 250 - 550 metres[
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The leaves can be used for thatch[
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