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Useful Tropical Plants

Geonoma pohliana

Mart.

Arecaceae

+ Synonyms

Geonoma altissima Barb.Rodr.

Geonoma aricanga Barb.Rodr.

Geonoma barbigera Barb.Rodr.

Geonoma barbosiana Burret

Geonoma blanchetiana H.Wendl. ex Drude

Geonoma bondariana Lorenzi

Geonoma brevispatha Barb.Rodr.

Geonoma calophyta Barb.Rodr.

Geonoma caudulata Loes.

Geonoma chapadensis Barb.Rodr.

Geonoma decussata Burret

Geonoma fiscellaria Mart. ex Drude

Geonoma gastoniana Glaz. ex Drude

Geonoma kuhlmannii Burret

Geonoma latifolia Burret

Geonoma littoralis Noblick & Lorenzi

Geonoma luetzelburgii Burret

Geonoma macroclona Drude

Geonoma meridionalis Lorenzi

Geonoma pilosa Barb.Rodr.

Geonoma platycaula Drude

Geonoma plurinervia Burret

Geonoma rodeiensis Barb.Rodr.

Geonoma rubescens H.Wendl. ex Drude

Geonoma rupestris Barb.Rodr.

Geonoma schottiana palustris Warm. ex Drude

Geonoma stenoschista Burret

Geonoma telesiana Lorenzi

Geonoma tomentosa Barb.Rodr.

Geonoma trigonostyla Barb.Rodr.

Geonoma trinervis Drude & H.Wendl.

Geonoma warmingii A.D.Hawkes

Geonoma weddelliana H.Wendl. ex Drude

Geonoma wittigiana Glaz. Ex Drude

Common Name:

Geonoma pohliana
Leaves
Photograph by: Alex Popovkin, Bahia, Brazil
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General Information

Geonoma pohliana is an evergreen palm growing from 1 - 6 metres tall. The plant usually produces a cluster of unbranched stems, rarely a single stem; these can be up to 7cm in diameter; they are topped by 6 - 19 leaves that can each be up to 150cm 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 sometimes harvested from the wild for local medicinal use and as a material for 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.
,
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 - Paraguay, southern, central and eastern Brazil, Bolivia.

Habitat

An understorey plant in lowland to montane rain forest, favouring moist soils and also found in cocoa plantations, at elevations up to 1,800 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

Medicinal Rating *  *
Other Uses Rating *  *
HabitEvergreen Tree
Height3.00 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

Not known

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

The apical bud has medicinal uses[
763
Title
Heart of Palm Use: A Family Survey
Publication
 
Author
Scott Zona, Ph.D.
Website
http://www.virtualherbarium.org/palmresearch/Hearts_of_Palm_table.html
Publisher
Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, Virtual Herbarium.
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
An on-line article listing the botanical names and range of palm trees that have an edible apical bud.
].

Other Uses

The leaves are used for thatching[
476
Title
Handbook of S. American Indians.
Publication
Bureau of American Ethnology, Bulletin 143
Author
Steward J. H. (Editor)
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org
Publisher
US Government Printing Office; Washington
Year
1946 - 1950
ISBN
 
Description
In six volumes, a detailed look at the native peoples of S. America - their culture, lifestyle, use of plants etc,
].

Propagation

Seed -
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