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This species is accepted, and its native range is Peru to Bolivia and Brazil (Acre).

[PW]
Distribution
BOLIVIA. Beni. La Paz. BRAZIL. Acre. PERU. Amazonas. Ayacucho. Cuzco. Junin. Madre de Dios. Ucayali.
General Description
Habit: solitary, erect, 1.5-4 m tall or more. Stem: 2.5 cm diam., green, ringed, internodes 5 cm long. Leaves: 5, pinnate; sheath 30-55 cm long, green mottled with white; petiole 45-100 cm long, light green mottled with white; rachis 1.3-1.55 m long, green or mottled with white to nearly white below; pinnae 30-39 on each side of rachis, apical ones 19-22 x 0.8-1.5 cm, central ones 39-48 x 2.4-3.2 cm, basal ones 27.5-30 x 0.5-1.6 cm, linear-lanceolate, slightly falcate, acute to acuminate, regularly arranged, spreading in one plane, thin, a midrib and 2 nerves on each side of this ± elevated above and prominent below. Inflorescences: interfoliar, erect-spreading; Staminate 7 at a node, central one largest and opening first; peduncle to 80 cm long; bracts 5-7, prophyll 2.5 cm long, others widely separated at insertion, tubular, 2nd bract truncate, 7.5 cm long, 3rd 16.5 cm, obliquely split, 4th 22 cm, 5th 25 cm, 6th 27 cm long, 7th 24 cm; rachis 3.5-7.5 cm long; rachillae 9-16, 11-24 cm long, smooth, pendulous. Pistillate solitary at node; peduncle 66-70 em long; bracts 58, similar to those of the staminate; rachis 2.5-10 cm long; rachillae 6-16, 7-20 cm long, 4 mm diam., orange in fruit, erect to spreading. Flowers: Staminate in loose spirals, 4 mm long, orange, intensely fragrant; calyx 1.5-2 mm high, deeply lobed, light green in bud, orangish with dark brown margin at anthesis, sepals connate basally, rounded apically; petals 3-4 x 2-2.4 mm, ovate, valvate, free, smooth externally, grooved internally, dark green in bud, orange at anthesis; stamens 2.6 mm long, shorter than pistillode, 1/2 as high as petals, filaments 2 mm long, anthers 1.2 mm long, briefly bifid apically and basally, lilac; pistillode 3.5 mm high, columnar, 3-lobed apically. Pistillate in spirals, sessile, leaving round scars, yellow-green; calyx 2 mm high, adnate to receptacle for 1 mm, deeply lobed, green, sepals broadly rounded apically; petals 2.5 x 2 mm, adnate for 1mm to receptacle, imbricate basally, valvate, erect to spreading apically, not prominently nerved; staminodes lacking; pistil depressed-globose, 3-lobed, stigma lobes sessile, short, erect. Fruits: 15-18 x 8 mm, ellipsoid, black, mesocarp 0.5 mm thick, pale with long flat fibers; seeds 15 x 5 mm, ellipsoid, subfalcate.
Biology
Amazonian, moist or wet forest on the eastern Andean slope; to 700 m elevation.

Native to:

Bolivia, Brazil North, Peru

Chamaedorea angustisecta Burret appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Jan 1, 1996 Alexiades, M. [1242], Peru K000208517

First published in Notizbl. Bot. Gart. Berlin-Dahlem 11: 318 (1932)

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.
  • Lorenzi, H., Noblick, L.R., Kahn, F. & Ferreira, E. (2010). Brazilian Flora Arecaceae (Palms): 1-268. Instituto Plantarum de Estudos da Flora LTDA, São Paulo, Brazil.

Literature

Palmweb - Palms of the World Online

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

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Lorenzi, H., Noblick, L.R., Kahn, F. & Ferreira, E. (2010). Brazilian Flora Arecaceae (Palms): 1-268. Instituto Plantarum de Estudos da Flora LTDA, São Paulo, Brazil.

Herbarium Catalogue Specimens

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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