Wettinia anomala

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Wettinia (weh-tin-EE-ah)
anomala (ahn-oh-MAH-lah)
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Putumayo, Colombia. Photo by Dr. Rodrigo Bernal/Palmweb.
Scientific Classification
Genus: Wettinia (weh-tin-EE-ah)
Species:
anomala (ahn-oh-MAH-lah)
Synonyms
None set.
Native Continent
America
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Morphology
Habit: Solitary
Leaf type: Pinnate
Culture
Survivability index
Common names
None.

Habitat and Distribution

Eastern slopes of the Andes, in Southern Colombia and Ecuador.
Peru. Photo by Robin Foster.
Rainforest at 1100-1500 m elevation.

Description

Subcanopy palm. Stem solitary, 6-15 m tall and 8-15 cm in diameter, smooth. Leaves 2.5-4.5 m long; pinnae 20-45 on each side, entire, pendulous, with a yellow to rusty indument below, the central ones 100-125 cm long and 8-10 cm wide, with ca. 15-20 prominent veins. Inflorescences 5-17 per node; peduncle 15-30 cm long; rachis 8-45 cm long; branches 20-50, to 30 cm long. Male flowers ca. 8 mm long, with 8-9 stamens. Female flowers dispersed along the branches. Fruit minutely warty, 1.5-2 cm long and ca. 1.5 cm in diameter. (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)/Palmweb. Editing by edric.

Culture

Cold Hardiness Zone: 10b

Comments and Curiosities


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).

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


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

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