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

[PW]
General Description
Habit: solitary, erect to briefly decumbent, appearing stemless, overall height including leaves 1-1.5 m. Stem: short, 1-1.5 cm diam., creeping at or slightly below leaf litter, densely ringed, nodes prominent and swollen, internodes very short, to 5 mm long. Leaves: 3-5, erect-spreading, pinnate; sheath to 10 cm long, splitting deeply opposite petiole, tubular only near base, green, brown-margined apically; petiole to 60 cm long, flat or very slightly channeled and green above, rounded and green below; rachis 50-75 cm long, slightly angled and green above, rounded and green below; pinnae 12-18 on each side of rachis, lower and central pinnae largest, these to 12.5-19 x 1.6-2.7 em, becoming progressively smaller toward apex of rachis, lanceolate, slightly sigmoid, acuminate, alternate or subopposite, margins undulate, bright forest green, thin, lower margin decurrent along rachis, prominent midrib and 1-2 primary nerves on each side of this, these yellowish when dry, midrib with warty-roughened surface at base below. Inflorescences: interfoliar, sometimes infrafoliar in fruit, frequently appearing to arise from ground, erect; Staminate to 70 cm long but often smaller; peduncle to 47 cm long, greenish in flower; bracts 6, these tubular, acute-acuminate, bifid, longitudinally striate-nerved, ± papery, green but browning in flower; rachis 24 cm long, greenish in flower; rachillae 30, lower ones longest, these to 15 cm long, those above middle shorter, to 5-11 cm long, spreading, simple or occasionally forked, green. Pistillate to 55 cm long but often smaller; peduncle to 44 cm long, greenish in flower, orange in fruit; bracts 8, these similar to those of staminate; rachis very short, 0.25-2.5 cm long, green in flower, orange in fruit; rachillae 2-6, these 2.5-11 cm long, strongly recurved, hooklike and orange in fruit. Flowers: Staminate green, 1.5-2 mm high; calyx 0.5 mm high, shallowly lobed, membranous, flaring and drying light brown with darker margins; petals 1.5 mm long, valvate, free, ovoid, ± acute, drying dark; stamens with anthers sessile, not deeply bifid apically; pistillode slightly shorter than anthers, 3-angled and ± angled-enlarged apically. Pistillate with calyx flaring, shallowly lobed, similar to that of staminate; corolla 2 mm high, petals valvate but separating and recurving only at tip at anthesis and corolla ± urceolate; pistil green. Fruits: 8 x 6 mm, ellipsoid-globose, black; perianth persistent but not prominently nerved when dry; eophyll pinnate.
Distribution
COSTA RICA. Alajuela. Cartago. Heredia. Puntarenas. San Jose.
Biology
Wet forest on the Atlantic slope or just over the Continental Divide; 800-1,700 m elevation.

Native to:

Costa Rica

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

First published in Principes 34: 116 (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.
  • Hammel, B.E. & al. (2003). Manual de Plantas de Costa Rica 2: 1-694. Missouri Botanical Garden Press, St. Louis.

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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