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Carludovica sp. ‘Jungle Drum’

 

Panama Hat Plant, JipiJapa

KingdomPlantaePlants, but not fungi, lichens, or algae
SubkingdomTracheobiontaVascular plants—plants with a “circulatory system” for delivering water and nutrients
DivisionMagnoliophytaFlowering plants, also known as angiosperms
ClassLiliopsidaMonocots (plants with a single seed leaf); includes the lily family
SubclassArecidaePalm-like plants
OrderCyclanthalesTropical monocots named for the Cyclanthaceae family
FamilyCyclanthaceaeA family of neotropical plants perhaps best known for Carludovica palmata, used to make Panama hats
GenusCarludovicaNamed in honor of Charles IV of Spain and his wife Maria Luisa of Parma
Cultivar‘Jungle Drum’A cultivar sold as a house plant

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Carludovica sp. ‘Jungle Drum’ description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 8 Apr 2011.

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Carludovica sp. (Panama Hat Plant, JipiJapa)

4/6/2011 · Howard Peters Rawlings Conservatory & Botanic Gardens, Druid Hill Park, Baltimore, MD
≈ 21 × 31" (52 × 78 cm)