Hyospathe Mart.

Kingdom: Plantae Rank: Genus Parent: Arecaceae Status: Valid

Vegetative Morphology

Habit: Palms to 1.5 m tall. Clustered, rarely solitary.

Main axis: The stem with characteristic concentric rings.

Leaves: Leaves rarely entire, usually pinnate to 100 cm, the apex entire.

Reproductive Morphology

Fruit: Fruit sessile, elongated, black.

Infructescence: Infructescence to 20 cm. Peduncle red, well-developed with a flattened based, the infructescence branches reddish. Calyx persistent.


Distribution: Central America to Bolivia, to 2000 m in elevation.