Copernicia Mart. ex Endl.
  • Gen. Pl. 253. 1837. (Oct 1837)


Cite taxon page as 'WFO (2019): Copernicia Mart. ex Endl. Published on the Internet;http://www.worldfloraonline.org/taxon/wfo-4000009222. Accessed on: 08 Dec 2019'

Morphology

Seed basally attached; endosperm deeply ruminate; embryo basal.

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    Flowers hermaphrodite, inconspicuous, sometimes fragrant; calyx campanulate or tubular, 3-lobed; corolla campanulate or tubular, longer than the calyx, with 3 acute lobes; stamens 6, epipetalous, joined by their filaments to form a staminal tube, with free filaments apically; anthers basifixed

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    Inflorescence axillary, branched to 3–4 orders; prophyll tubular, 2-keeled; subsequent bracts tubular, closely sheathing, occasionally empty, the distal subtending branches; branches with or without 2-keeled prophyll; rachillae often hairy, bearing flower-clusters in the axils of minute bracts; flower-clusters with 1–5 flowers, each borne in the axil of a minute bracteole

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    Fruit ovoid or spherical, normally developing from 1 carpel only; endocarp leathery to woody

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    Gynoecium of 3 carpels almost free below, united apically into a common style; carpels uniovulate

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    Petioles almost absent to moderate in length, usually flattened above, rounded below in cross-section, armed with marginal spines, often covered in indumentum and wax; adaxial hastula usually present, often enormously elaborated, with spiny margins; leaf-blade often waxy, partially divided into induplicate segments, sometimes further divided for a short distance to produce cleft tips; outer margin of blade sometimes spiny

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    Single-stemmed, unbranched, pleonanthic, monoecious, palmate-leaved palms, often with tall trunks, covered at first with persistent leaf-bases, these in age rotting to produce a clean trunk marked with leaf-scars

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    http://www.worldfloraonline.org/organisation/WFO
    World Flora Online Data. 2018.
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