Carludovica palmata Ruiz & Pav.

Panama Hat Plant

Leaves 2-3 m long, the blades to about 1 m long and cut 3-5 times almost to the base, the divisions cut further and with drooping tips; stalks to about 2 m long, cylindrical. Spadix bright red when the fruits fall.

Central America

Source: Spencer, R. (2005). Cyclanthaceae. In: Spencer, R.. Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 5. Flowering plants. Monocotyledons. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press.

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kingdom Plantae
phylum   Tracheophyta
class    Magnoliopsida
superorder     Lilianae
order      Pandanales
family       Cyclanthaceae
genus        Carludovica Ruiz & Pav.