643.000 Ptychosperma Labill.

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

Description of the genus

Palms solitary or clustering; stems unarmed. Leaves sheaths green, unarmed, forming crownshaft; lamina pinnate, unarmed; plication reduplicate; segments in 1 plane, usually connate, apices jagged and irregular. Inflorescence axillary below crown of leaves, paniculate with 2 or 3 orders of branching; pendulous, flowers sessile in triads. Flowers sepals 3, free; petals 3 free, valvate. Fruit drupes, small exocarp red (or black), smooth; mesocarp fleshy; endocarp bony. Seeds ovoid.

Worldwide: 28 species in Australia and Pacific Islands.

Zimbabwe: 2 cultivated taxa.

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elegans (R. Br.) Blume
macarthurii (H. Wendl. ex H.J. Veitch) H. Wendl. ex Hook. f.

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External websites:

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

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated plants: genus page: Ptychosperma.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/genus.php?genus_id=2390, retrieved 21 May 2024

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