Wettinia kalbreyeri

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Wettinia (weh-tin-EE-ah)
kalbreyeri (kahl-breh-EHR-ee)
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Columbia. Photo-Universidad Nacional Columbia-agenciadenoticias.unal.edu
Scientific Classification
Genus: Wettinia (weh-tin-EE-ah)
Species:
kalbreyeri (kahl-breh-EHR-ee)
Synonyms
None set.
Native Continent
America
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Morphology
Habit: Solitary, rarely clustering.
Leaf type: Pinnate
Culture
Survivability index
Common names
Macana Palm

Habitat and Distribution

Andean slopes in Colombia (both sides) and Ecuador (W side only), at 500-2000
Columbia. Photo-Universidad Nacional Columbia-agenciadenoticias.unal.edu
m elevation. It is often a conspicuous component of the premontane wet forest. It is abundant along the western slope of the Western Cordillera in Colombia, where large areas of forest still remain.

Description

Canopy palm. Stem solitary, 5-20 m tall and 10-15 cm in diameter, smooth. Leaves 3-5 m long; pinnae 20-25 on each side, somewhat hairy, especially below, longitudinally divided into 2-7 segments, these spreading in different planes, 80-130 cm long and 2.5-10 cm wide in the central part of the blade. Inflorescences 3-7 per node; peduncle 15-40 cm long; rachis 8-40 cm long; branches 15-30; male inflorescence branches to 30 cm long, the female to 60 cm long, pendulous. Male flowers 5-10 mm long, with 6-22 stamens. Female flowers dispersed along the branches, 5-6 mm long. Fruits green, minutely warty, glabrous or hairy, 2.5-3.5 cm long and 2-3 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.

Occasionally individuals with clustered stems are encountered.

Culture

Cold Hardiness Zone: 10a


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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