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Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Monocots
Cladus: Commelinids
Ordo: Arecales

Familia: Arecaceae
Subfamilia: Arecoideae
Tribus: Chamaedoreeae
Genus: Gaussia
Species: G. attenuata – G. gomez-pompae – G. maya – G. princeps – G. spirituana
Name

Gaussia H.Wendl., 1865

Type Species: Gaussia princeps H.Wendl.

Synonyms

Aeria O.F.Cook, Bull. Torrey Bot. Club 28: 547 (1901).
Opsiandra O.F.Cook, J. Washington Acad. Sci. 13: 181 (1923).

References

Wendland, H., 1865. Nachr. Königl. Ges. Wiss. Georg-Augusts-Univ. 1865: 327

Links

Govaerts, R. et al. 2018. Gaussia in World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2018 Nov. 29. Reference page.
International Plant Names Index. 2018. Gaussia. Published online. Accessed: Nov. 29 2018.
The Plant List 2013. Gaussia in The Plant List Version 1.1. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2018 Nov. 29.
Tropicos.org 2018. Gaussia. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2018 Nov. 29.
USDA, ARS, Germplasm Resources Information Network. Gaussia (Arecaceae) in the Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN), U.S. Department of Agriculture Agricultural Research Service. Accessed: 08-Apr-12.

Gaussia is a genus in the palm family, native to Mexico, Central America and the Greater Antilles. They are solitary, unarmed, and have pinnately compound leaves. The trees have enlarged bases and prop-roots.

There are five species in the genus—G. attenuata which is found in the Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico, G. gomez-pompae which is found in the Mexican states of Chiapas, Oaxaca and Veracruz, G. maya which is found in Mexico, Belize and Guatemala, G. princeps which is found in western Cuba, and G. spirituana which is found in the Sierra de Jatibonico in east-central Cuba.
References

"Gaussia H.Wendl., Nachr. Königl. Ges. Wiss. Georg-Augusts-Univ. 1865: 327 (1865)". Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew: World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. Retrieved 2006-12-12.[permanent dead link]
George Proctor. 2005. Arecaceae (Palmae). Pp. 135–153 in Pedro Acevedo-Rodriguez and Mark T. Strong. Monocots and Gymnosperms of Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. Contributions from the United States National Herbarium Volume 52.

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