Lytocaryum Toledo

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

Description of the genus

Palm, solitary stem small to medium size, sometimes slightly leaning or curved. Leaves 7-22 pinnate, gracefully spreading sheath; petiole and rhachis often covered with elongated grey or brown hairs or scales; leaflets regularly arranged and spread in the same plane, abaxially grey. Inflorescence borne among the leaves, branched to 1 order; rachillae numerous, flowers arranged in triads. Fruit 1-seeded; epicarp and mesocarp fleshy, splitting regularly into 3 sections at maturity.

Worldwide: 2 species in Brazil.

Zimbabwe: 1 cultivated taxon.

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weddellianum (H. Wendl.) Toledo

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ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Lytocaryum
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Lytocaryum
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Lytocaryum
Wikipedia: Lytocaryum
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Lytocaryum
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Lytocaryum

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-22

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2022). Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated plants: genus page: Lytocaryum., retrieved 18 August 2022

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