Montrichardia linifera

(Arruda) Schott 1854

This species grows on the edges of lakes often standing in water in the Amazon rainforest.
The plants are free standing, up to 3 meters high, with leaves about 0.7 meters long.
Photos by Ken Harris.

The first photo shows a blooming plant, the other one - a plant with infructescences.

page created on 2005-03-31
last updated on 2007-08-10