Calyptrogyne costatifrons

Rolando Perez / Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute
June 4, 2015
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Rolando Perez / Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute

Calyptrogyne costatifrons

The palm genus Calyptrogyne is native to Central America. Eleven of the 17 known species, like C. costatifrons, are endemic to Panama. Because many tropical plant species are only found in small, hard-to-reach areas, the total number of plant species in the tropics is still unknown.

Photo credit: Rolando Perez / Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute