Geonoma compacta Linden
Geonoma cuneatoidea Burret
Geonoma decurrens H.Wendl. ex Burret
Geonoma gibbosa Burret
Geonoma gracilis H.Wendl. ex Spruce
Geonoma irena Borchs.
Geonoma linearis Burret
Geonoma obovata H.Wendl. ex Spruce
Geonoma procumbens H.Wendl. ex Spruce
Geonoma sodiroi Dammer ex Burret
Geonoma cuneata is an evergreen palm growing 30 - 250cm tall. The plant usually produces a single, unbranched stem, rarely a cluster of stems; these can be subterranean or erect; are 1 - 5cm in diameter; and are topped by a crown of 4 - 17 leaves that can be up to 3 metres long[
The plant is sometimes harvested from the wild for local medicinal use and as a source of thatch.
S. America - Ecuador, Colombia, Venezuela; C. America - Panama, Costa Rica, Nicaragua.
Understorey of lowland to montane rain forest, growing on well drained soils at elevations from sea level to 1,200 metres, though mainly above 600 metres[
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Requires a shady position[
]. Grows best in a moist but well-drained soil[
The plant is said to be magic, and is used to treat stomach pains[
]. This report does not make it clear if there are two distinct statements here, or if the plant is believed to cure stomach pains because it is magic[
The leaves are used for thatch[
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