Asterogyne martiana

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Figure 1. In habitat.


Common Names:


Distribution & Habitat:

South American rainforest.


An attractive, small, single stemmed palm, to about 1m, with entire, undivided leaves, which are deeply notched at the end.


A very popular plant amongst palm collectors.


Sheltered, shady, and moist.

Figure 2.
Figure 3. Inflorescence.
Asterogyne inflorescence.jpg

Contributed by:

Rolf Kyburz (Figures 1,2&3)
Ian Edwards (Figure 4)

External Links:

Kew, PalmWeb, JSTOR, Trebrown

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