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Genus :

DYPSIS

Family :

ARECACEAE

Species of this Genus

Description


Tall, solitary or clustered palm, stem up to 20 m high, with rings of leaf-scars. Leaves pinnate, leaflets numerous, linear or lanceolate, margins often thickened, petiole usually covered in scales or wax. Inflorescence interfoliar or intrafoliar, monoecious. Flowers often near the base of rachilla, male flowers solitary, sepals 3, distinct, petals 3, distinct, ovary globose-ovate, 1-loculed, 1-ovuled, stigmas 3, staminodes 6, tooth-like. Fruit turbinate or oblong, with stigmatic remains, epicarp smooth, mesocarp with net-fibre. Seeds with lateral or subbasal embryo.