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(family Arecaceae)

A genus of small fan palms with windmill-like fronds, of forest undergrowth, which are sometimes stemless, and often clumped. Leaflets have multiple folds, and are blunt-tipped. The inflorescences are held as axillary panicles. The flowers are hermaphrodite with 3 free carpels. The fruits are brightly coloured, and thinly fleshy. There are about 100 species, found from southern China and Burma to Queensland and Vanuatu.

Subjects: Plant Sciences and Forestry.

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