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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Monocots
(unranked): Commelinids
Order: Arecales
Family: Arecaceae
Genus: Hyospathe

Hyospathe is a genus of flowering plant in the Arecaceae family, native to South America and Central America. It contains the following species:[1][2]

  1. Hyospathe elegans Mart. - Costa Rica, Panama, Colombia, Venezuela, the Guianas, Ecuador, Peru, Brazil
  2. Hyospathe frontinensis A.J.Hend. - Colombia
  3. Hyospathe macrorhachis Burret - Ecuador
  4. Hyospathe peruviana A.J.Hend. - Huánuco region of Perú


  1. ^ Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families
  2. ^ Govaerts, R. & Dransfield, J. (2005). World Checklist of Palms: 1-223. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.