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Useful Tropical Plants

Geonoma orbignyana

Mart.

Arecaceae

+ Synonyms

Geonoma adscendens Dammer ex Burret

Geonoma amoena Burret

Geonoma andina Burret

Geonoma anomoclada Burret

Geonoma aulacophylla Burret

Geonoma brachystachys Burret

Geonoma campyloclada Burret

Geonoma campylostachys Burret

Geonoma cernua Burret

Geonoma dicranospadix Burret

Geonoma floccosa Dammer ex Burret

Geonoma goniocarpa Burret

Geonoma gracillima Burret

Geonoma grandifrons Burret

Geonoma granditrijuga Burret

Geonoma heinrichsiae Burret

Geonoma hoffmanniana H.Wendl. ex Spruce

Geonoma iodoneura Burret

Geonoma jussieuana Mart.

Geonoma kalbreyeri Burret

Geonoma lepidota Burret

Geonoma leucotricha Burret

Geonoma lindeniana H.Wendl.

Geonoma linearifolia H.Karst.

Geonoma macroura Burret

Geonoma margyraffia Engel

Geonoma microclada Burret

Geonoma molinae Glassman

Geonoma molinillo Burret

Geonoma pachydicrana Burret

Geonoma paleacea Burret

Geonoma pleioneura Burret

Geonoma plicata Burret

Geonoma pumila Linden & H.Wendl.

Geonoma ramosa Engel

Geonoma rhytidocarpa Burret

Geonoma tenuifolia Burret

Geonoma wendlandiana Burret

Geonoma wilsonii Galeano & R.Bernal

Taenianthera weberbaueri Burret

Common Name:

Geonoma orbignyana
Flowering plant (the inflorescences are near the base of the plant)
Photograph by: Alfredo F. Fuentes
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Geonoma orbignyana Geonoma orbignyana

General Information

Geonoma orbignyana is an evergreen palm growing 1 - 7 metres tall. The plant can produce one or more erect or occasionally creeping, unbranched stems that can be up to 6cm in diameter; each stem is topped by a crown of 6 - 20 leaves that can be up to 1.5 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.
,
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 harvested from the wild for local use as a source of materials for thatch etc. The leaves are harvested from the wild and traded locally for use in floral displays in Colombia[
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.
].

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.
,
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.

Range

S. America - Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador, Colombia, Venezuela; S. America - Panama, Costa Rica, Nicaragua.

Habitat

Understorey of montane rain forest, usually on slopes; at elevations from 1,200 - 3,150 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 Tree
Height2.00 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

Not known

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

None known

Other Uses

The leaves are used for thatching[
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.
].

The stems are used as walking sticks[
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. 2019-03-23. <tropical.theferns.info/viewtropical.php?id=Geonoma+orbignyana>

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