Monographs Details: Attalea sagotii (Thurn) Wess.Boer
Authority: Mori, S. A., et al. 1997. Guide to the vascular plants of central French Guiana: Part 1. Pteridophytes, gymnosperms, and monocotyledons. Mem. New York Bot. Gard. 76: 1-422.
Description:Species Description - Stem solitary, subterranean, in shape of saxophone Leaves 8-14, forming funnel-shaped crown that collects litter; petiole (including sheath) 0.5-2.5 m long, massive, convex below, concave above, dark green with pale-brown spots; rachis 4.5 -7.5 m long, with 65-110 pinnae inserted in a single plane at regular intervals on each side; pinnae straight, linear lanceolate, 40 -140 x 0.5 -6 cm, acuminate and asymmetric at tip, the midrib strongly prominent above. Inflorescences erect, basally hidden in ground and litter; peduncle 70-100 cm long, hardly visible; prophyll 50 cm long; peduncular bract 70 -90 cm long, only the upper half visible; rachis 15-35 cm long; Staminate inflorescences with 35-60 white lepidote rachillae ±7cm long, with staminate flowers densely arranged on one side; bisexual inflorescences with rachillae 5-10 cm long, with a broad and short bract at base, bearing 4-10 pistillate flowers at base, the sterile staminate flowers aggregated in caducous apical part. Fruit ellipsoid, glabrous, smooth, 3.5 -4.5 x 2-3 cm, light brown at maturity.
Distribution and Ecology - Fl (Aug-Oct), fr (May - June); uncommon, mostly on ± waterlogged soils. Macoupi