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Cyclanthus bipartitus [1]
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Monocots
Order: Pandanales
Family: Cyclanthaceae
Genus: Cyclanthus
Poit. ex A.Rich.
  • Cyclosanthes Poepp.
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Cyclanthus a genus of plants in the family Cyclanthaceae, first described as a genus in 1824. It is native to tropical Latin America and the West Indies. It consists of large, palm-like monocots.[2][3][4][5]

  1. Cyclanthus bipartitus Poit. ex A.Rich. - southern Mexico, Central America, Trinidad, Windward Islands, northern South America (Venezuela, the Guianas, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, northwestern Brazil)
  2. Cyclanthus indivisus R.E.Schult. - Panama, Colombia