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This species is accepted, and its native range is Costa Rica.

[PW]
General Description
Habit: solitary, erect or decumbent, to 2-3 m tall. Stem: 2.5 cm diam., green, ringed, internodes 7.5 cm long. Leaves: 4-6, erect-spreading, pinnate; sheath 25 cm long, splitting opposite petiole and obliquely long-open, clasping tightly only in basal 1/2; petiole 30-35 cm long, slightly grooved and green above, rounded and pale-banded below; rachis 1 m long, slender and attenuate apically, sharply angled and green above, rounded and green below; pinnae 7-8 on each side of rachis, lower middle the largest, these to 35-37 x 12-13 cm, becoming progressively smaller toward apex of rachis, broadly rhombic-lanceolate, regularly arranged, opposite or subopposite, slightly sigmoid, ± downward-cupped, long-acuminate with drooping tips, narrowly contracted basally with 8-10 nerves, these not very prominent above, more prominent with an equal number ofsecondary nerves below. Inflorescences: interfoliar, erect, becoming spreading in flower or fruit, long-pedunculate; peduncle to I m long or slightly more, 2-2.5 cm wide at base, 1 cm wide at apex, green or pale in flower, orange in fruit; bracts 7-8, tightly sheathing, obliquely open apically, drying brown by anthesis; rachises 6-10 cm long, green in flower, red-orange in fruit. Staminate with 20 rachillae, these to 30 cm long, slender, pendulous, green. Pistillate with 12-15 rachillae, these to 20-25 cm long, spreading, greenish yellow in flower, red-orange in fruit. Flowers: Staminate in fairly dense spirals but not contiguous in bud, 3 x 2.5 mm, depressed-diamond-shaped, greenish yellow; calyx low, green; petals valvate, connate apically and basally and apically adnate to pistillode and corolla opening by lateral slits, longitudinally striate-nerved. Pistillate not seen. Fruits: 7-8 mm diam., obovoid-g1obose, black.
Biology
Dense, wet forest on the Pacific slope; 1,000 m elevation.
Distribution
COSTA RICA. Puntarenas.

Native to:

Costa Rica

Chamaedorea pedunculata Hodel & N.W.Uhl appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Principes 34: 131 (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.

Literature

Palmweb - Palms of the World Online

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

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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