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Ptychosperma


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(family Arecaceae)

A genus of palms, a few of which are in cultivation. They are clump-forming, with pinnate leaves, the leaflets being blunt, and praemorse, with a crown-shaft. The inflorescences are sparsely branched, below the crown-shaft; 2 male flowers flank a female. The fruits are fleshy and showy. There are 28 species, occurring in the Kei Islands, New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Micronesia, and Queensland.

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