Wettinia quinaria Image
Wettinia quinaria
Copyright © F. Borchsenius

Wettinia quinaria

Family: Arecaceae    Palmier

Nom commun: Ban-chi Palm

Synonyme scientifique:
Wettinella quinaria, Wettinia utilis

Nom commun:
Chachi, Spanish: Gualte

zone de rusticité: 10a     Voir les cartes des zones de rusticité pour le Royaume-Uni et les États-Unis

A solitary, tall, moderately slow growing, monoecious, crownshaft palm. Common in cultivation, locally common in the wild. It has a smooth, light-grey trunk, 15 m. (49 ft.) tall, 20 cm. (8 inch) diameter with no obvious leaf scars, and huge segmented, pinnate (feather) leaves, 3 m. (10 ft.) long, 0.6 m. (2 ft.) wide, dark green above and beneath.

Wettinia quinaria can survive freezing temperatures to about -3.8°C (25°F), but freezing is best avoided. It naturally occurs in wet rainforest or seasonally wet forest in montane locations. In this type of natural environment temperature fluctuations are slight, and this palm prefers a constantly cool or mild climate with little temperature difference between day & night, and Summer & Winter. Under extreme freezing conditions we recommend you keep this palm as dry as possible, and well wrapped up.

Identification:
Stem solitary, 8-15 m tall and 10-20 cm in diameter, smooth. Leaves 3-5.5 m long; pinnae 35-60 on each side, entire, pendulous, sparsely pubescent below, the central ones 60-115 cm long and 4-12 cm wide, with 16-18 prominent veins. Inflorescences 5-7 per node; peduncle 10-40 cm long; rachis 1-8 cm long; branches 4-7, to 40 cm long. Male flowers ca. 8 mm long, with 8-11 stamens. Female flowers densely crowded along the branches, to 20 mm long. Fruits green, with sparse white pubescence, ca. 2-3.5 cm long and 1.5-2.5 cm in diameter, forming 4-7 sausage-like clusters.

Informations générales:
W Colombia and Ecuador, in wet forest up to 1000 m elevation. Often dominant in areas with more than 4000 mm precipitation.

Distribution:

Originaire de, Colombia, Ecuador

Very abundant in lowland to premontane rain forest, from sea-level to 1000 m elevation. One of the most common palm trees of the Pacific coast.

Localisation: Columbia, Ecuador (1.782427°N, -77.299805°E)

Observations
La carte peut ne pas représenter précisément la répartition naturelle. (Les marqueurs indiquent les données observées).
Wettinia quinaria Superposition d'image ©2019 Trebrown - Copie non autorisé sans autorisation préalable.


Ajoutez votre commentaire sur cette espèce.

Google

les droits d'auteur sont strictement respectés © 2019 fr.trebrown.com - Wettinia quinaria - Textes, photos et illustrations