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This species is accepted, and its native range is Guatemala to Honduras.

[PW]
Distribution
GUATEMALA. Izabal. Alta Verapaz.
General Description
Habit: solitary, briefly decumbent then erect to 1 m tall, often flowering when appearing stemless. Stem: 1.5-2.5 cm diam., creeping, with adventitious roots along its length, green, conspicuously ringed, basal portion often covered with persistent leaf sheaths, internodes 1.5-2 cm long. Leaves: 12-15, erect-spreading, bifid, less often variously pinnate; sheath 10-15 cm long, obliquely long-open apically, tubular only in basal 1/4, green, minutely white-spotted, longitudinally striate-nerved, margins becoming rough, brown; petiole to 30 cm long, channeled or flattened and green above, rounded and green below, minutely white-spotted; rachis to 20 cem long, angled and green above, pale green below; blade to 38 x 27 cm, incised apically to more than 1/2 its length, interior margins to 22 cm long, entire, exterior margins to 38 cm long, toothed, lobes acute-acuminate, 30 x 10 cm, diverging at 65 degrees, rich green above, paler below, 11-13 prominent primary nerves on each side of rachis, these conspicuously elevated, 2 less prominent secondaries between each pair of primaries, tertiaries numerous; or blade variously pinnate with 2-5 pinnae on each side of rachis, all except apical pair 20 x 1.5 cm, linear-lanceolate, falcate, acuminate, a prominent midrib flanked by less prominent primary nerves, apical pair ofpinnae very broad, more than twice as broad as others combined, 9-10 nerved. Inflorescences: interfoliar, erect-spreading, spicate; peduncles erect, to 25 cm long, 5 mm wide at base and ± flattened, 2 mm wide at apex and rounded, very pale green where exposed or whitish where concealed in flower, orange where exposed or pale green where concealed in fruit; bracts 5, prophyll 2-2.5 em long, 2nd bract 7-10 cm, 3rd 10-12 cm, 4th 14-18 cm long and extending onto rachis and concealing rudimentary 5th bract, tubular, acute-acuminate, bifid, green and minutely white-spotted in flower, brownish in fruit, longitudinally striate-nerved. Staminate with rachis to 30 em long, pendulous, pale grernish yellow in flower. Pistillate with rachis to 10 em long, rigid, erect to spreading, pale greenish yellow in flower, orange in fruit. Flowers: Staminate borne in six alternating rows and very closely appressed but not contiguous, 0.5 mm apart, attaining anthesis first at apex of rachis then progressing toward base, 1.5-1.75 x 2 mm, subglobose, whitish, superficial, leaving elliptic scars 2.5 mm long; calyx well developed and prominent in bud, 1.25-1.5 x 2-2.5 mm, shallowly lobed, membranous, sepals connate in basal 3/4, broadly rounded to straight apically, tips inflexed forming a flat rim; petals 2.5-3 x 2.5 mm, ovate, valvate, free nearly to base and there briefly connate, rounded apically, fleshy; stamens equalling or slightly exceeding petals at anthesis, 1.75-2 mm high, filaments large, 1.5-2 x 0.5 mm, broadly columnar, ± terete, flared basally, fleshy, anthers short, 0.5-0.75 mm long, thin, exserted and crowded in a cluster above open petal tips, dorsifixed near middle, elliptic, versatile, sagittate basally; pistillode 1.5-1.75 x 0.75 mm, broadly columnar, flared basally, only slightly so apically, tip flat. Pistillate borne in four loose rows, moderately dense, 0.5-2.0 mm apart, 1 x 1.75 mm, depressed-globose, whitish, sunken for 1/2 their height in prominent elliptic depressions 2.5 mm long; calyx 0.5 x 2 mm, thin, membranous, shallowly lobed, sepals connate in basal 3/4, broadly rounded apically; petals 1 x 1.75 mm, deltoid, imbricate in basal 1/2, valvate apically, rounded or slightly acute, thin, membranous; staminodes lacking; pistil 0.75-1 x 0.75-1.5 mm, ovoid-pyramidal, stigma lobes sessile, large, fleshy, ± triangular each with a distal longitudinal groove. Fruits: 13 x 7 mm, oblong, narrowed at both ends, black.
Biology
Wet forest on the Atlantic slope; 600-1,000 m elevation; usually on limestone.

Native to:

Guatemala, Honduras

Chamaedorea castillo-montii Hodel appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Phytologia 68: 397 (1990)

Accepted by

  • Govaerts, R. & Dransfield, J. (2005). World Checklist of Palms: 1-223. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Govaerts, R. (1999). World Checklist of Seed Plants 3(1, 2a & 2b): 1-1532. MIM, Deurne.
  • Nelson Sutherland, C.H. (2008). Catálogo de las plantes vasculares de Honduras. Espermatofitas: 1-1576. SERNA/Guaymuras, Tegucigalpa, Honduras.

Literature

Palmweb - Palms of the World Online

  • Hodel, D. 1992. Chamaedorea Palms, The Species and Their Cultivation. The International Palm Society.

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Nelson Sutherland, C.H. (2008). Catálogo de las plantes vasculares de Honduras. Espermatofitas: 1-1576. SERNA/Guaymuras, Tegucigalpa, Honduras.

Kew Backbone Distributions
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
© Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
© Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

Palmweb - Palms of the World Online
Palmweb 2011. Palmweb: Palms of the World Online. Published on the internet http://www.palmweb.org. Accessed on 21/04/2013
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