Nord. J. Bot. 21: 344 (2002)
Acaulescent or with a solitary stem up to 1.5 m long, 2-4 cm in diameter. Leaf blade simple or irregularly divided into 2-5 segments per side. Main veins conspicuously raised above. Inflorescence spicate. Flowers white. Stamens with prolonged connective jointed to filament. Female flowers with free staminodes spreading in a star-like fashion. Infructescence axis orange.
Western Amazon region in Ecuador and Peru.
Occasional to common on terra firme.
Only recently separated from G. macrostachys var. macrostachys.
The sharply raised veins above on the blade in combination with the male flower type are diagnostic within the Ecuadorian area.
(H. Balslev #4827).
(C. Ceron #1690).
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