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This species is accepted, and its native range is Mexico (Oaxaca).

[PW]
Biology
Moist or wet forest. Exact locality unknown.
Distribution
MEXICO. Oaxaca.
General Description
Habit: solitary, erect, to 2 m tall. Stem: 1-1.5 cm diam., ringed, internodes 2-5 cm long. Leaves: 70-90 cm long, spreading, pinnate; sheath 25 cm long, tubular; petiole 6-8 cm long, flattened or broadly grooved above, rounded below; rachis angled above, rounded below; pinnae 10-12 on each side of rachis, middle ones 20 cm long, lanceolate, uppermost shorter and broadly oblong, spreading at nearly right angles from rachis, closely spaced, acuminate, tips recurved, both sides dark green, shining under, midrib prominent and slightly raised on both sides, 8-10 clear inconspicuous primaries per pinna. Inflorescences: Staminate infrafoliar, 50-60 cm long; peduncle to more than 30 cm long; bracts 6, prophyll 2 cm long, 2nd bract 3.5 cm, 3rd 8 cm, 4th 15 cm, 5th 30 cm, 6th 38 cm, tubular, briefly bifid apically; rachillae 20, simple, spreading to drooping. Pistillate not seen. Flowers: Staminate subglobose in bud, aromatic; calyx green, sepals transversely oblong, margins pale; petals ovate-oblong, obtuse, yellow, drying to olive brown or black; stamens shorter than petals, nearly equalling pistillode. Pistillate not seen. Fruits: not seen.

Native to:

Mexico Southwest

Chamaedorea atrovirens Mart. appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Flora 35: 721 (1852)

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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