Geonoma interupta

COMMON NAME

Chontilla

TYPE

​Palm

FAMILY

​Arecaceae

NOTES

Medium sized palm which can be solitary or clumping. Leaves of young plants have undivided leaves.

GEOGRAPHIC REGION

Andes of South America, north from Mexico all the way down to Bolivia

NATIVE HABITAT

Moist or wet, dense, mixed lowland forest. Understorey of lowland to premontane rain forest, in both well-drained soils on slopes and also in wet and poorly drained soil, usually at elevations to 1,000 metres, occasionally to 1,400 metres.

WEB SOURCES

palmpedia.net

pacsoa.org

tropical.theferns.info



Geonoma interupta