1. Family: Arecaceae Bercht. & J.Presl
    1. Genus: Syagrus Mart.
      1. Syagrus smithii (H.E.Moore) Glassman

        This species is accepted, and its native range is SE. Colombia to N. Peru and N. Brazil.

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    General Description
    Stem solitary, to 10 m tall, and 5-10 cm in diameter. Leaves 2.5-3.5 m long, with 80-100 pinnae on each side, these inserted in groups and pointing in somewhat different directions, the central ones 40-80 cm long, and 3.0-3.5 cm wide. Inflorescence 75-135 cm long, with 10-30 branches, to 30 cm long. Male flowers ca. 10 mm long. Female flowers 12-13 mm long. Fruit yellow, 6-8 cm long and 3-4 cm in diameter, with the seed triangular in cross-section.
    Distribution
    W Amazon region in Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, and Brazil. Rather local and not very common in E Ecuador.

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Brazil North, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru

    Syagrus smithii (H.E.Moore) Glassman appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Fieldiana, Bot. 31: 231 (1970)

    Accepted by

    • Lorenzi, H., Noblick, L.R., Kahn, F. & Ferreira, E. (2010). Brazilian Flora Arecaceae (Palms): 1-268. Instituto Plantarum de Estudos da Flora LTDA, São Paulo, Brazil.
    • 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
    • Borchsenius F., Borgtoft-Pedersen H. and Baslev H. 1998. Manual to the Palms of Ecuador. AAU Reports 37. Department of Systematic Botany, University of Aarhus, Denmark in collaboration with Pontificia Universidad Catalica del Ecuador

    Sources

    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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