The genus Hexopetion Burret (Arecaceae)

Jean Christophe Pintaud, Betty Millán, Francis Kahn

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The genus Hexopetion was described by Burret to accommodate a single species, H. mexicanum. We reinstate the genus on the basis of morphological and anatomical data, and enlarge it to include a second species, Astrocaryum alatum, for which a new combination is made.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)49-54
Number of pages6
JournalRevista Peruana de Biologia
Issue number3
StatePublished - 2008
Externally publishedYes

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  • Arecaceae
  • Hexopetion
  • New combination
  • Reinstated genus


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