Ptychosperma

noun
Pty·cho·sper·ma | \ˌtīkōˈspərmə\

Definition of Ptychosperma 

: a genus of pinnate-leaved palms that are native chiefly to Australasia and have pinnatisect leaves with segments cuneate and erose on the margin and small monoecious flowers borne in a slender branched spadix

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History and Etymology for Ptychosperma

New Latin, from ptych- + -sperma

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