Desmoncus schippii

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Desmoncus (dehs-MON-koohs)
schippii (SKIP-pee)
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Peru. Photo by Dr. J-C Pintaud/Palmweb.
Scientific Classification
Genus: Desmoncus (dehs-MON-koohs)
Species:
schippii (SKIP-pee)
Synonyms
None set.
Native Continent
America
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Morphology
Habit: Clustering
Leaf type: Pinnate
Culture
Survivability index
Common names
None.

Habitat and Distribution

Desmoncus schippii is found in British Honduras, Belize, and Costa Rica: Rio Grande, up to 60 meters.

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Description

A climbing palm, climbing high into the forest shadows, 70-80 feet up, with the aid of its flagellum. Editing by edric.

Culture

Comments and Curiosities

This is a rather new species.



External Links

References

Phonetic spelling of Latin names by edric.

Special thanks to Geoff Stein, (Palmbob) for his hundreds of photos.

Special thanks to Palmweb.org, Dr. John Dransfield, Dr. Bill Baker & team, for their volumes of information and photos.

Glossary of Palm Terms; Based on the glossary in Dransfield, J., N.W. Uhl, C.B. Asmussen-Lange, W.J. Baker, M.M. Harley & C.E. Lewis. 2008. Genera Palmarum - Evolution and Classification of the Palms. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. All images copyright of the artists and photographers (see images for credits).


Many Special Thanks to Ed Vaile for his long hours of tireless editing and numerous contributions.

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