Reinhardtia koschnyana

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Reinhardtia (rine-HARD-tee-ah)
koschnyana (kosh-nih-AHN-ah)
Missouri Botanical Garden Herbarium.
Scientific Classification
Genus: Reinhardtia (rine-HARD-tee-ah)
koschnyana (kosh-nih-AHN-ah)
None set.
Native Continent
Habit: Clustering, and caespitose.
Leaf type: Bifid type, sparsely divided, serrated leaf edges.
Survivability index
Common names

Habitat and Distribution

Honduras (Gracias a Dios), Nicaragua (Zelaya), Costa Rica (Alajuela), Panama
Villa Arteaga, Colombia. Photo by Dr. John Dransfield, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew/Palmweb.
(Darien), and northwestern Colombia (Antioquia, Choco); Lowland rainforest at low elevations. (Dr. Andrew J. Henderson)


Stems clustered, forming small clumps by rhizomes, 40-70 cm tall, 4-8 mm in diameter. Leaves 6-14 in the crown, simple, blade 15-23 cm long, and 6-7.5 cm wide, with toothed margins. Inflorescence spicate, longer than the leaves; fruit obovoid, 1.1-1.3 cm long, and 6-8 mm in diameter, purple black; seed with homogeneous endosperm. (Dr. Andrew J. Henderson) Editing by edric.


Comments and Curiosities

Special note: One of the smallest American palms, and endangered throughout its range. (Dr. Andrew J. Henderson)

External Links


Phonetic spelling of Latin names by edric.

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

Special thanks to, 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).

Dr. Andrew J. Henderson, Field Guide to the Palms of the Americas.

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

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