1. Family: Arecaceae Bercht. & J.Presl
    1. Genus: Prestoea Hook.f.
      1. Prestoea tenuiramosa (Dammer) H.E.Moore

        This species is accepted, and its native range is S. Venezuela to Guyana and N. Brazil.

    [PW]
    Vernacular
    Guyana: manicole palm; Venezuela: manacachilla.
    General Description
    Stem solitary or cespitose, erect, 4-10 m tall , 8- 20 cm diam. Leaves 7-15; sheath open and not forming a crownshaft or forming an indistinct crownshaft, persistent, ca. 50 cm long, reddish brown or maroonpurple, with scattered, appressed, brown scales, fibrous at the margins distally; petiole 20-40 cm long, covered with apressed, brown or white scales; rachis to 1.8 m long, with scales like those of petiole; pinnae 38-45 per side, regularly spaced and spreading horizontally in the same plane, subopposite or alternate, linear- lanceolate, long-acuminate, strongly plicate, punctate on abaxial surface, with prominent midvein and several lateral veins. Abaxial surface of veins with prominent, scattered, brown ramenta especially on midvein; basal pinna 27-37 x 0.2-0.8 cm; middle pinnae 43-65 x 2.5-3 cm; apical pinna 18-22 x 0.8- 1.5 cm. Inflorescences infrafoliar or interfoliar, corymbose; peduncle 26-30 cm long, 1 cm diam., ± terete; prophyll to 35 cm long, 4-5 cm diam.; peduncular bract to 97 cm long, ca. 3 cm diam.; rachis 33-36 cm long; rachillae ca. 40, 40-48 cm long proximally, 18-20 cm long distally, 2-3 mm diam., sparsely to densely covered with short, irregular, branched, brownish, crustose hairs; flowers in triads almost to apices of rachillae; triad bracteole small; first flower bracteole very small, rounded, second and third flower bracteoles scarcely apiculate, rounded, 0.5 mm high; staminate flowers 3.5-4 mm long, sessile; sepals deltate, 1-1.5 mm long, gibbous; petals ovate-lanceolate, 3.5-4 mm long; stamens arranged on a short receptacle; filaments 1-2 mm long, flattened; anthers 2- 2.5 mm long; pistillode 1- 1.5 mm long, trifid at the apex; pistillate flowers 2-3 mm long; sepals very widely ovate, 2 mm long; petals very widely ovate, 2 mm long; staminodes digitate. Fruits globose, 1-1.2 cm diam. , the stigmatic remains lateral; epicarp purple-black; seeds globose; endosperm deeply ruminate; eophyll not seen.
    Distribution
    Guayana Highland (tepuls) of Venezuela (Amazonas, Bolivar) and adjacent Guyana and Brazil (Amazonas). cloud forest at 1200-2000 m.

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Brazil North, Guyana, Venezuela

    Prestoea tenuiramosa (Dammer) H.E.Moore appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Jan 1, 2005 Clarke, H.D. [11910], Guyana K000525988

    First published in Gentes Herbarum 9: 286 (1963)

    Accepted by

    • Hokche, O., Berry, P.E. & Huber, O. (eds.) (2008). Nuevo Catálogo de la Flora Vascular de Venezuela: 1-859. Fundación Instituto Botánico de Venezuela.
    • Govaerts, R. & Dransfield, J. (2005). World Checklist of Palms: 1-223. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

    Literature

    Palmweb - Palms of the World Online
    • Gloria Galeano & A. Henderson, Flora Neotropica Monograph 72

    Sources

    Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
    'The Herbarium Catalogue, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the Internet http://www.kew.org/herbcat [accessed on Day Month Year]'. Please enter the date on which you consulted the system.

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2018. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

    Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2018. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

    Palmweb - Palms of the World Online
    Palmweb 2011. Palmweb: Palms of the World Online. Published on the internet http://www.palmweb.org. Accessed on 21/04/2013
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