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This species is accepted, and its native range is Panama.

[PW]
Distribution
PANAMA. Chiriqui.
Biology
Wet forest near the Continental Divide; 1,200-1,400 m elevation.
General Description
Habit: solitary, decumbent then erect, 50-75 cm tall. Stem: 3.5-5 mm diam., creeping, to 1 m long, green, smooth, ringed, internodes 1.7-3.8 cm long, often covered with persistent sheaths. Leaves: 8-11, spreading, bifid; sheath 2.2-5.3 cm long, obliquely open apically, green, prominently striate-nerved; petiole 1.7- 4.4 cm long, flat and green above, rounded and green below, densely white-spotted; rachis 2.75-5.4 cm long, slightly angled and green above, rounded and green below; blade 9-16 x 7-10 cm, obovate, incised apically to 1/2 or more its length, blue-gray nearly iridescent green, margins toothed especially toward apex, 6-9 primary nerves on each side of rachis, these sharply angled on both surfaces, dark green (darker than blade). Inflorescences: interfoliar, erect, spicate. Staminate with peduncle 13-19 cm long; bracts 2-3; rachis or flower-bearing portion to 6.5-9.7 cm long. Pistillate with peduncle 14-22 cm long; bracts 2-3; rachis or flower-bearing portion to 4-5.5 cm long, orange in fruit. Flowers: yellow, nodding, maturing in a markedly progressive manner from the apex to base of axis. Staminate 3.6-5.1 mm long; calyx 0.5-1 x 1.7-2 mm, truncate or merely notched apically, hyaline, nerveless; petals 2.6-3.3 x 1.8-1.9 mm, rounded to obtuse or subacute, ovate, valvate in bud, free at anthesis, narrowed basally into a tube 1.1-1.6 mm high, forming a narrowly campanulate corolla, virtually nerveless; stamens with anthers 1.2-1.5 mm long, narrowly ovate, ± narrowed apically, filaments very short, 0.1-0.4 mm long, adnate basally to pistillode; pistillode prominent, 2.3-2.8 mm high, greatly exceeding stamens, clearly differentiated and lobed apically. Pistillate with calyx similar to that of the staminate, 0.4-0.5 x 1.6-1.7 mm, truncate or ± deeply undulate apically; petals 1.5-1.7 x 1.6-1.8 mm, broadly ovate, imbricate, obscurely 57- nerved, rather abruptly narrowed basally into a tube 0.4 mm long adnate to basal part of pistil, forming a broadly campanulate to suburceolate corolla; staminodes lacking; pistil (part above insertion of petals) 1.8-2.2 mm high, narrowed apically, styles short or lacking, stigma lobes separate. Fruits: 1 cm long, black.

Native to:

Panamá

Chamaedorea verecunda Grayum & Hodel appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Principes 35: 135 (1991)

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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