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Useful Tropical Plants

Geonoma macrostachys

Mart.

Arecaceae

+ Synonyms

Geonoma acaulis Mart.

Geonoma atrovirens Borchs. & Balslev

Geonoma ecuadoriensis A.J.Hend.

Geonoma supracostata Svenning

Geonoma tamandua Trail

Geonoma tapajotensis (Trail) Drude

Geonoma woronowii Burret

Taenianthera acaulis (Mart.) Burret

Taenianthera gracilis Burret

Taenianthera macrostachys (Mart.) Burret

Taenianthera minor Burret

Taenianthera oligosticha Burret

Taenianthera tamandua (Trail) Burret

Taenianthera tapajotensis (Trail) Burret

Common Name:

Geonoma macrostachys
Leaves and developing fruits
Photograph by: John Dransfield
Image credit to Palmweb
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General Information

Geonoma macrostachys is an evergreen palm growing from 0.3 - 3.5 metre tall. The plant usually produces a single subterranean or shortly erect stem - occasionally there is a small cluster of stems; the stems can be 11 - 28mm in diameter; each is topped by a crown of 3 - 15 leaves 0.2 - 3 metres long[
768
Title
Field Guide to the Palms of the Americas
Publication
 
Author
Henderson A.; Galeano G.; Bernal R.
Publisher
Princeton University Press; Princeton, New Jersey.
Year
1995
ISBN
0-691-08537-4
Description
An excellent book, giving basic information on all the 550 species of palms native to the Americas that were known in 1995. Comprehensive information on the plants range and habitat, brief description, some uses and almost 250 photos.
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773
Title
A Revision of Geonoma (Arecaceae)
Publication
Phytotaxa 17: 1 - 271
Author
Henderson A.
Website
http://www.mapress.com/phytotaxa/
Publisher
Magnolia Press
Year
2011
ISBN
1179-3155
Description
A treatment of the genus Geonoma, giving very detailed botanical descriptions and some information on habitat. It can be downloaded from the Internet.
].
The plant is sometimes harvested from the wild for local use as a source of thatch.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References

768
Title
Field Guide to the Palms of the Americas
Publication
 
Author
Henderson A.; Galeano G.; Bernal R.
Publisher
Princeton University Press; Princeton, New Jersey.
Year
1995
ISBN
0-691-08537-4
Description
An excellent book, giving basic information on all the 550 species of palms native to the Americas that were known in 1995. Comprehensive information on the plants range and habitat, brief description, some uses and almost 250 photos.

Range

S. America - Brazil, Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador, Colombia, Venezuela.

Habitat

An understorey plant of lowland rain forest, found in both areas of well-drained soils and also in areas subject to seasonal inundation; at elevations up to 600 metres[
768
Title
Field Guide to the Palms of the Americas
Publication
 
Author
Henderson A.; Galeano G.; Bernal R.
Publisher
Princeton University Press; Princeton, New Jersey.
Year
1995
ISBN
0-691-08537-4
Description
An excellent book, giving basic information on all the 550 species of palms native to the Americas that were known in 1995. Comprehensive information on the plants range and habitat, brief description, some uses and almost 250 photos.
].

Properties

Other Uses Rating *  *
HabitEvergreen Shrub
Height1.30 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

Not known

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

None known

Other Uses

The leaves are used for thatch[
768
Title
Field Guide to the Palms of the Americas
Publication
 
Author
Henderson A.; Galeano G.; Bernal R.
Publisher
Princeton University Press; Princeton, New Jersey.
Year
1995
ISBN
0-691-08537-4
Description
An excellent book, giving basic information on all the 550 species of palms native to the Americas that were known in 1995. Comprehensive information on the plants range and habitat, brief description, some uses and almost 250 photos.
].

Propagation

Seed -
Cite as: Tropical Plants Database, Ken Fern. tropical.theferns.info. 2019-10-15. <tropical.theferns.info/viewtropical.php?id=Geonoma+macrostachys>

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