Ammandra decasperma O.F.Cook

Ammandra decasperma
O.F.Cook


Original
reference:

J. Wash. Acad. Sci. 17: 220 (1927)


Morphology:
Understorey palm. Stem usually solitary, short, subterranean or prostrate, 10-15 cm in diameter below the crown. Leaves erect; petiole 1.5-2.5 m long; blade 2-3 m long; pinnae 35-60 on each side, the central ones 50-70 cm long, briefly pointed at apex. Male inflorescence pendulous, to 50 cm long, yellow. Female inflorescence 10-15 cm long, cream coloured, compact. Infructescence 20-25 cm in diameter, with a 10-15 cm long peduncle; fruits 4-10 per infructescence, dark brown.



Distribution:
Pacific Colombia from Valle del Cauca to Chocó and Antioquia and disjunct in W part of the Amazon basin in S Colombia and Ecuador. In closed forest.


Common
names:

Nume blanco

Spanish, Cofán

(Barfod 1991a).

Patisa´cco

Cofán

(Borman 1976).

Patisako

Cofán

(Barfod 1991a).

Patisako numemba

Cofán

(Barfod 1991a).

Patisako nume badiishii

Cofan

(Barfod 1991a).

Tagua blanca

Spanish, Quichua

(Barfod 1991a).

Tëte seva

Siona

(H.B. Pedersen #104015).

Tûteswa

Siona

(Barfod 1991a).

Yarina blanca

Siona

(Balslev & Barfod 1987).

Yarina blanco

Spanish, Quichua

(Barfod 1991a).


Synonym
list
(2)

Specimen
list


 

DR Kerry Walker

Botanical Scientist at University of Edinburgh
DR Kerry Walker is a botanical scientist at the University of Edinburgh, researching the benefits that these organisms can have on fighting diseases.