663.030 Syagrus Mart.

ARECASTRUM (Drude) Becc.


Fayaz, F. (2011) Encyclopedia of Tropical Plants Firefly Books, New Zealand

Description of the genus

Palms, solitary, stems erect, robust, unarmed bearing conspicuous nodal rings; crownshaft absent. Leaves petiole unarmed; lamina pinnate, unarmed; plication reduplicate; segments regularly arranged in multiple planes; apices acute. Inflorescence axillary within crown of leaves; paniculate with 1 order of branching, ascending becoming pendulous in fruit; flowers sessile, borne in triads Flowers sepals 3, connate; petals 3 valvate, leathery. Fruit drupe, ovoid, exocarp orange.

Worldwide: 32 species in N America and W Indies.

Zimbabwe: 4 cultivated taxa.

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oleracea (Mart.) Becc.
pseudococos (Raddi) Glassman
romanzoffiana (Cham.) Glassman
weddelliana (H. Wendl.) Becc.

Other sources of information about Syagrus:

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Flora of Zambia: cultivated Syagrus

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Syagrus
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Syagrus
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Syagrus
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Syagrus
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iNaturalist: Syagrus
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Syagrus
JSTOR Plant Science: Syagrus
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Syagrus
Plants of the World Online: Syagrus
Tropicos: Syagrus
Wikipedia: Syagrus

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-23

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2023). Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated plants: genus page: Syagrus.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/genus.php?genus_id=1679, retrieved 8 December 2023

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