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Myrialepis


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(family Arecaceae)

A monotypic genus of climbing palms (rattans) which are clump-forming. They are dioecious. The inflorescences are produced from the uppermost leaf axils, the stem then dying. The fruits have innumerable (myriad) tiny scales (lepis), like shark's skin. They are found in Malaya and Sumatra.

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