This guide provides detailed scientific descriptions of the 67 genera and 550 species of naturally-occurring palms found in the Americas. Numerous colour illustrations allow the reader to readily identify members of this diverse and economically important family of plants.The fruits are an important source of food for animals, particularly monkeys (Ter- borgh, 1983, 1986), squirrels (Emmons, 1984), and peccaries (Kiltie, 1981). ... as long as the spinulose corolla: var. ciliatum, with corolla margins of fruits entire and spinulose, from Colombia (Amazonas); ... widespread in the Amazon region; var. perangustatum, with spinulose fruits with a long, narrow basal part, from Peru anbsp;...
|Title||:||Field Guide to the Palms of the Americas|
|Author||:||Andrew Henderson, Gloria Galeano-Garces, Rodrigo Bernal|
|Publisher||:||Princeton University Press - 1997|