Geonoma cuneata var. procumbens
(H.Wendl. ex Spruce) Skov
HyperTax. Rev. Geonoma 121 (1989)
Geonoma procumbens H.Wendl. ex Spruce
Stems solitary or clustered, short, subterranean or erect, to 50 cm long and 2-5 cm in diameter, rough-ringed. Leaf blade 40-120 cm long, with 3-16 falcate pinnae on each side, these dark green, slightly leathery; ribs prominently elevated above, forming an angle of 45-70° with the rachis; unfolding leaves light green. Fruit acute, green or rose to bluish black. Flowers in Dec-Feb.
As the species.
In Ecuador it occurs mostly in the N and in wet premontane forest further S along the Andes.
Two forms of this variety occur in Ecuador, sometimes together, in which case they appear to be quite distinct: a small form with short petiole, and leaf blade 40-70 cm long with 3-10 broad pinnae on each side; and a larger form with long petiole, leaf blade 80-120 cm long, and up to 16 narrow pinnae on each side
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