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Prestoea montana.jpg
Prestoea montana
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Monocots
(unranked): Commelinids
Order: Arecales
Family: Arecaceae
Subfamily: Arecoideae
Tribe: Areceae
Subtribe: Euterpeinae
Genus: Prestoea
  • Euterpe Gaertn.
  • Martinezia Ruiz & Pav.
  • Oreodoxa Willd.
  • Acrista O.F.Cook

Prestoea is a genus of palms native to the Caribbean, Central and South America. Its range extends from Nicaragua and the Greater Antilles in the north to Brazil and Bolivia in the south.[2][3][4]


  1. ^ "Prestoea Hook. f". Germplasm Resources Information Network. United States Department of Agriculture. 2007-10-05. Retrieved 2009-07-18. 
  2. ^ a b Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families
  3. ^ Govaerts, R. & Dransfield, J. (2005). World Checklist of Palms: 1-223. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  4. ^ Acevedo-Rodríguez, P. & Strong, M.T. (2005). Monocotyledons and Gymnosperms of Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. Contributions from the United States National Herbarium 52: 1-415.