Wettinia verruculosa

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Wettinia (weh-tin-EE-ah)
verruculosa
(vehr-rook-koo-LOH-sah)
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Scientific Classification
Genus: Wettinia (weh-tin-EE-ah)
Species:
verruculosa
(vehr-rook-koo-LOH-sah)
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

Known only from a few localities in SW Colombia and NW Ecuador, in
Photo by Dr. Borchsenius F.
premontane wet forest at 1000-1500 m elevation.

Description

Subcanopy palm. Stem solitary, 8-10 m tall and 15-20 cm in diameter. Leaves 4-6 m long; pinnae 35-40 on each side, entire, borne horizontally, with a rusty pubescence below, especially along the veins, the central pinnae 110-135 cm long and 8-13 cm wide. Inflorescences 1-2 per node; branches numerous, short. Female flowers crowded along branches. Fruits green, angled, finely warty, forming a single elliptic mass, ca. 25 x 15 cm. (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.

Flowers have never been collected and described. Fruits resemble those of Wettinia fascicularis.

Culture

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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