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This species is accepted, and its native range is Peru (Junín).

[PW]
Distribution
PERU. Junin.
Biology
Dense, wet Podocarpus forest, 1,800 m elevation.
General Description
Habit: solitary, slender, erect, to 2 m tall. Stem: green, prominently ringed. Leaves: 65-75 cm long, pinnate; petiole 9-15 cm long; pinnae 8-9 on each side of rachis, 15-29 cm long, lowermost less than I cm wide, some terminal and median ones to 5 cm wide, variable in shape, narrowly lanceolate-elliptic to linear, not sigmoid, 3-7 cm apart, long-acuminate, alternate or subopposite, drying grayish green with contrastingly tannish main veins below, ± minutely lepidote below, otherwise glabrous, 5-7 primary nerves, fewer in narrow basal pinnae, primaries integrating into and not very strongly differentiated from others. Inflorescences: Staminate not seen. Pistillate with peduncle 30 cm long; bracts 4, lowermost attached near base, 8-9 cm long, second attached 4 cm above base, 17 cm long, third attached 13-14 cm above base, 31 cm long, uppermost 24-25 cm above base (7-9 cm below lowermost rachilla), 5-6 cm long, narrow, I mm wide, membranous; rachis 10-13 cm long, rather straight; rachillae 15-21, these to 3.5-5 cm long in flower, to 14 cm long in fruit, diverging at nearly right angle from rachis. Flowers: Staminate not seen. Pistillate several mm apart, not at all sunken, scars actually slightly raised; calyx 1.5-2 mm high, lobed, sepals connate in basal 2/3; petals 1-1.5 mm long, broadly ovate, folded over bud?; pistal 1.5 mm high, thick-triangular ovoid, stigma lobes I mm long, sessile, recurved. Fruits: 8-10 mm diam., globose, red, with persistent and conspicuous calyx cup.

Native to:

Peru

Chamaedorea smithii A.H.Gentry appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Ann. Missouri Bot. Gard. 73: 164 (1986)

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
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