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Useful Tropical Plants

Geonoma undata

Klotzsch

Arecaceae

+ Synonyms

Geonoma andicola Dammer ex Burret

Geonoma appuniana Spruce

Geonoma barthia Engel

Geonoma densa Linden & H.Wendl.

Geonoma dussiana Becc.

Geonoma edulis H.Wendl. ex Spruce

Geonoma euterpoidea Burret

Geonoma helminthoclada Burret

Geonoma hodgeorum L.H.Bailey

Geonoma iodolepis Burret

Geonoma iraze Linden

Geonoma macroclada Burret

Geonoma macrosiphon Burret

Geonoma margaritoides Engel

Geonoma megalospatha Burret

Geonoma pachyclada Burret

Geonoma paraguanensis H.Karst.

Geonoma polyneura Burret

Geonoma pulcherrima Burret

Geonoma roraimae Dammer

Geonoma seleri Burret

Geonoma skovii A.J.Hend.

Geonoma solitaria (Engel) Al.Jahn

Geonoma solitaria (Engel) Al.Jahn ex A.W.Hill

Geonoma stenothyrsa Burret

Geonoma stuebelii Burret

Geonoma uncibracteata Burret

Geonoma weberbaueri Dammer ex Burret

Roebelia solitaria Engel

Common Name:

Geonoma undata
Cultivated plant at Kerikeri, New Zealand
Photograph by: Kahuroa
Public domain
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General Information

Geonoma undata is a single-stemmed, evergreen palm growing from 1 - 17 metres tall. The unbranched stem can be 10cm in diameter; it is topped by a crown of 4 - 17 leaves that can each be up to 2.5 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 sometimes harvested from the wild as a local source of thatch and wood.

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 - Brazil, Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador, Colombia, Venezuela, the Guyanas; C. America - Panama to Mexico; Caribbean - Leeward and Windward Isles.

Habitat

An understorey tree in montane rain forest at elevations from 1,400 - 2,400 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
Height6.00 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

Not known

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

None known

Other Uses

The leaves are sometimes used for thaching[
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 for axe handles and in traditional house construction[
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. 2019-08-18. <tropical.theferns.info/viewtropical.php?id=Geonoma+undata>

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