Geonoma cuneata var. gracilis
(H.Wendl. ex Spruce) Skov
HyperTax. Rev. Geonoma 122 (1989)
Geonoma gracilis H.Wendl.
Stems clustered, slender, erect or adscending, 50-150 cm long, usually ca. 1 cm in diameter, light brown, ringed, with cleanly abscising leafbases, smooth between the leaf scars; one or more suckers usually present at base of stem. Leaf blade 30-40 cm long, simple or irregularly divided into 2-3 pinnae on each side, tending to become dark green upon drying; ribs forming an angle of 40-50° with the rachis. Flowers in May-Jul
As the species.
In Ecuador the variety occurs mostly in the N and in wet premontane forest further S along the Andes.
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