Calyptronoma plumeriana

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Calyptronoma plumeriana
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Monocots
(unranked): Commelinids
Order: Arecales
Family: Arecaceae
Genus: Calyptronoma
Species: C. plumeriana
Binomial name
Calyptronoma plumeriana
(Mart.) Lourteig

Geonoma plumeriana Mart.[1]
Calyptrogyne plumeriana (Mart.) Roncal
Geonoma dulcis C.Wright ex Griseb.
Calyptronoma dulcis (C.Wright ex Griseb.) H.Wendl.
Calyptronoma intermedia H.Wendl.
Geonoma intermedia (H.Wendl.) B.S.Williams
Calyptrogyne dulcis (C.Wright ex Griseb.) M.Gómez
Calyptrogyne clementis León
Calyptrogyne intermedia M.Gómez ex Léon
Calyptrogyne microcarpa León
Calyptronoma clementis (León) A.D.Hawkes
Calyptronoma microcarpa (León) A.D.Hawkes
Calyptronoma clementis subsp. orientensis O.Muñiz & Borhidi

Calyptronoma plumeriana is a pinnately compound leaved palm species which is found in Cuba, Haiti and the Dominican Republic.[2] C. plumeriana stems grow singly and reach heights of 4–10 m, with stems 10–20 cm in diameter.[2] It grows in wet areas near the banks of streams at elevations above 450 m above sea level.[2]

The petals of the staminate flowers are sometimes collected and eaten.[2]


  1. ^ "Calyptronoma plumeriana". Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew: World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. Retrieved 2007-09-24. 
  2. ^ a b c d Henderson, Andrew; Gloria Galeano; Rodrigo Bernal (1995). Field Guide to the Palms of the Americas. Princeton, New Jersey: Princeton University Press. ISBN 0-691-08537-4.