Author: Jan Scholten
Name: Geonoma quadrangularis
Genus: 64 species; diversity and abundance.
Clades: Geonomeae, Arecoideae, Arecaceae.
Region: tropical Central and South America.
Botany: small to medium-sized palms; understory, sub-canopy; habitat tropical lowland and montane forests; Geonomeae are characterized by three morphological synapomorphies: the petals of pistillate flowers are basally connate, the presence of slender and elongate styles, and the flowers are borne in pits in the rachillae.