Wettinia panamensis

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Wettinia (weh-tin-EE-ah)
panamensis (pah-nah-MEN-sis)
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Scientific Classification
Genus: Wettinia (weh-tin-EE-ah)
Species:
panamensis (pah-nah-MEN-sis)
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

Panamá. Bocas del Toro, Chiriquí, Coclé, Colón, Darién, San Blas, Veraguas.
Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute. Photo by Dr. Rolando Pérez.
From rainforests in Panama to 1200 m (3900 ft.)

Description

A large, solitary species from rainforests in Panama to 1200 m (3900 ft.) with leaves that have relatively few large and very wide overlapping leaflets, reminiscent of Iriartea, but pinnae are evenly displayed not offset. A magnificent palm for the humid tropical garden. (RPS.com)

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).


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

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