Socratea

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Socratea
Socratea exorriza2002 03 12.JPG
S. exorrhiza stilt roots
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Monocots
(unranked): Commelinids
Order: Arecales
Family: Arecaceae
Subfamily: Arecoideae
Tribe: Iriarteeae
Genus: Socratea
Species

Socratea is a genus of five species of palms found in tropical America. It is commonly believed that Socratea can move away from where it germinated by growing roots on one side and abandoning them on the other. Attempts to detect this behavior have failed.[citation needed]

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