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This species is accepted, and its native range is Mexico (Oaxaca).

[PW]
General Description
Habit: cespitose by means oflong rhizomes, forming well separated loose clusters of 6-12 erect or decumbent stems in area of 4 square m, to 2.5 m tall. Stems: 7-9 mm diam., green, ringed, internodes 2-10 cm long. Leaves: 3-6, erect-spreading, pinnate; sheath to 16 cm long, tubular, green, obliquely open apically, longitudinally striate-nerved; petiole 10-20 cm long, flat and green above, rounded and light green below, longitudinally striate-nerved; rachis 25-35 em long, angled and green above, rounded below with light yellow band extending onto sheath; pinnae 6-8 on each side of rachis, middle ones longest, these to 25 x 5 cm, basal ones 14 x 2 cm, lanceolate, slightly sigmoid, acuminate, contracted basally, a prominently raised midrib and two slightly less prominent submarginal primary nerves above, these yellowish below, 3-5 secondaries between midrib and each primary, tertiaries numerous, faint, apical pair of pinnae 13-17 x 5 cm with 5-7 primary nerves, 2-3 secondaries between each pair of primaries. Inflorescences: Staminate straight, erect or spreading; peduncle to 15 cm long, 4 mm wide at base and there flattened, 2.5 mm diam. at apex; bracts 4, tubular, obliquely open apically, acuteacuminate, bifid, finely longitudinally striate-nerved, prophyll 2-3 cm long, 2nd bract 6 cm, 3rd 7 cm, 4th 5 cm and exceeding peduncle and extending onto rachis; rachis 5 cm long; rachillae 12, to 10 cm long, drooping. Pistillate not seen. Flowers: Staminate in moderately dense spirals, 2 mm apart, 2 x 2.5 mm in bud, globose, ± superficial but leaving elliptic scars 2.5 mm long; calyx 1-1.25 x 2 mm, lobed, sepals imbricate basally, rounded apically; petals 2 x 2.5 mm, broadly ovate, valvate, acute, apparently free apically; stamens 1.25-1.5 mm high, in a fairly tight ring around and shorter than pistillode, filaments 1 mm long, anthers 0.75-1 mm long; pistillode 1.75-2 mm high, ± equalling petals, columnar, flared apically. Pistillate not seen. Fruits: not seen.
Distribution
MEXICO. Oaxaca.
Biology
Moist pine-oak forest on a steep and rocky substrate on the Pacific slope; 1,400 m elevation.

Native to:

Mexico Southwest

Chamaedorea rhizomatosa Hodel appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Phytologia 68: 401 (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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