Geonoma Arecaceae


Diagnosis: Small palms with underground, lax or erect stems, leaves pinnate (rarely undivided in ours) with the pinnae varying in width and held in the plane of the rachis; stems and petioles often with tan to light brown pubescence; inflorescence varying from a spike to twice-branched.

Similar Genera

Local Distribution: Atlantic slope to the Continental Divide and down the Pacific slope to about 1000 m in wetter habitats.

Diversity: 5 species.

Comments: G. ferruginea and G. edulis are the two most common species with erect stems in our area.

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