Gaussia gomez-pompae

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Figure 1. G. gomez-pompae


Conservation Status:

[[www.iucnredlist.orgsearchdetails.php30974all" Threatened

Distribution & Habitat:

Grows on limestone soils in forest on steep, rugged hills in the Mexican states of Oaxaca, Tabasco, and Veracruz.


A tall, solitary pinnate palm to 12m high. The leaves are made up of long thin leaflets which are arranged in four rows and have a distinctive yellow midrib.


Sunny, moist, but well drained position in the tropics/sub-tropics. Likes a limestone based soil.

Contributed by:

Oscar Moreno (Figure 1)

External Links:

Kew, PalmWeb, IUCN, JSTOR, Trebrown

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