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This species is accepted, and its native range is Panama to NW. Colombia.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

[CPLC]

Bernal, R., Gradstein, S.R. & Celis, M. (eds.). 2015. Catálogo de plantas y líquenes de Colombia. Instituto de Ciencias Naturales, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Bogotá. http://catalogoplantasdecolombia.unal.edu.co

Distribution
Nativa en Colombia; Alt. 100 - 1440 m.; Andes, Pacífico.
Morphology General Habit
Subarbusto, palma solitaria
Conservation
Casi Amenazada

[PW]
General Description
Habit: solitary, erect or decumbent, to 2 m tall or more but sometimes flowering when stemless. Stem: 1.5-2 cm diam., green, smooth, conspicuously ringed, internodes 3-10 cm long. Leaves: 4-6, spreading, pinnate but sometimes flowering when bifid or variously pinnate; sheath 25 cm long, tubular in basal '/2, white-margined apically transitioning to dark basally, longitudinally striate-nerved; petiole 25-35 cm long, 5-7 mm thick, lightly grooved and green above, rounded and with a light green band below; rachis 30-45 cm long or more, obtusely angled and green above, rounded with a light green band below extending onto sheath; blade 60-70 cm long, firm textured, glossy; pinnae 7-9 per side, 25-30 x 3-6 cm, narrowly lanceolate, slightly sigmoid or falcate, acute-acuminate, drooping at tip, ± narrowed basally, subopposite or alternate, regularly placed, 8-10 nerved, these light-colored and pronounced below, end pair of pinnae wider; if blade bifid then to 50 x 30 cm, rachis to 30 cm long, lobes to 25 cm long, 50 prominent nerves on each side of rachis. Inflorescences: interfoliar, erect, often infrafoliar and horizontal in fruit, spicate, less often forked or with 3 rachiIlae. Staminate with peduncle 15-25 cm long, 5-8 mm wide at base and ± flattened, 5 mm diam. at apex and rounded, pale or white, ascending or horizontal; bracts 4, prophyll 2 cm long, 2nd bract 7 cm, 3rd 12 cm, 4th 15 cm, tubular basally, ± inflated apicaIly, thin-leathery, acute-acuminate, bifid, uppermost exceeding peduncle, light green in flower; rachis or flower-bearing portion or rachillae 10-20 x 0.5-1 cm, pendulous. Pistillate with peduncle 20 cm long, 8 mm wide at base and ± flattened, 6-8 mm diam. at apex and rounded, light green in flower, orange in mature fruit; bracts 4, similar to those of staminate but becoming tattered, brown, and ± fallen away in fruit, upper one ± equalling peduncle; rachis or flower-bearing portion to 10 x 1 cm, straight in flower, ± stiff, curved, swollen, and red-orange in fruit. Flowers: Staminate in 8 dense spirals, contiguous in bud, 3.5 x 2.5 mm, ± ovoid, angled by mutual pressure, bright yellow; calyx prominent, 2 x 2.5 mm, scarcely lobed, whitish, sepals connate nearly to apex, forming a sheathing hyaline tube, ± straight apically; petals 3 x 2 mm, ovate, valvate, free in apical 1/2, spreading, rounded-acute, slightly erect, thickened, thicker distally, slightly grooved on inside; stamens 1.75 mm high, filaments thick, 1.5 x 0.5 mm, anthers in a close ring around pistillode, 1 x 0.5 mm; pistillode extending just above anthers, 2 x 0.5 mm, swollen basally. Pistillate in 8 dense spirals, contiguous in bud, 2.5 x 3.5 mm, depressed-globose, bright yellow, sunken in shallow pits but so densely packed as to appear to be immersed in axis; calyx prominent, 1.5 x 3.5 mm, shallowly undulate, whitish, sepals connate nearly to apex, forming a tight hyaline sheath around base of flower, ± straight apically; petals 2.5 x 2.5 mm, broadly triangular, cupped, imbricate nearly to apex, margins rounded, straight apically but with a small acute point; staminodes lacking; pistil 2 x 2 mm, conic, fleshy, whitish, stigma lobes sessile, spreading or erect, prominent, barely exceeding petals. Fruits: 7-10 mm diam., densely packed, globose but angled from mutual pressure, black, epicarp rough; seeds 5-7 mm diam., globose but slightly angled, brown.
Biology
Wet forest on the Pacific and Atlantic slopes; 500-1,000 m elevation.
Distribution
PANAMA. Chiriqui. Code. Darien. San Blas. COLOMBIA. Antioquia.

Native to:

Colombia, Panamá

Chamaedorea allenii L.H.Bailey appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Jan 31, 1980 Sugden, A. [623], Panama K001447023
Jan 1, 1898 Sugden, A. [623], Panama K001447023
Sugden, A. [403], Panama 29047.306
Panama K001447022
Panama K001447024
Panama K001447025
Panama K001447026

First published in Gentes Herbarum 6: 241 (1943)

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.
  • Idárraga-Piedrahita, A., Ortiz, R.D.C., Callejas Posada, R. & Merello, M. (eds.) (2011). Flora de Antioquia: Catálogo de las Plantas Vasculares 2: 1-939. Universidad de Antioquia, Medellín.

Literature

Palmweb - Palms of the World Online

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

Catálogo de Plantas y Líquenes de Colombia

  • ColPlantA (2021). "ColPlantA. Facilitated by the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the Internet; http://www.colplanta.org/"

Catálogo de Plantas y Líquenes de Colombia
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0

Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
Digital Image © Board of Trustees, RBG Kew K001447022
Digital Image © Board of Trustees, RBG Kew K001447026
Digital Image © Board of Trustees, RBG Kew K001447025
Digital Image © Board of Trustees, RBG Kew K001447024
Digital Image © Board of Trustees, RBG Kew K001447023

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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