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This species is accepted, and its native range is SE. Nicaragua to W. Panama.

[PW]
General Description
Habit: solitary, erect, slender, 1-2 m tall. Stem: 7-8 mm diam., green, prominently ringed, internodes to 10 cm long. Leaves: to 15, spreading, not close but well spaced, pinnate, variously pinnate, or rarely bifid; sheath to 15 cm long, tubular, densely longitudinally striate-nerved, obliquely truncated apically; petiole 10-20 cm long, flat and/or grooved and green above, rounded and pale below; rachis to 30 cm long, angled and green above, rounded below with a white band extending onto petiole; blade 30 cm long or more, obovate; pinnae to 7 on each side of rachis, to 20 x 4.5 cm, oblong-Ianceolate, slightly sigmoid, alternate, contracted basally, a midrib and 2-3 prominent primary nerves on each side of this, or variously pinnate with smaller basal pinnae and a broad terminal pair to 10-15 cm wide; or rarely bifid and then incised apically 1/2-2/3 its length, lobes oblong, upper margin obscurely toothed, 7-nerved. Inflorescences: interfoliar, to 45 cm long; peduncles to 30 cm long; bracts 5, prophyll to 2 cm long, others 5-10 cm long, tubular. Staminate with rachis to 4 cm long, green; rachillae 2-6, to 25 cm long, slender, pendulous, green in bud, slightly angled longitudinally. Pistillate forked or with 3 rachillae, infrequently spicate; rachillae or flower-bearing portion to 20 cm long, straight, orange in fruit. Flowers: Staminate in dense spirals, 0.5 mm apart, 2 x 2.5 mm, depressed-globose, leaving elliptic scars 2.5-3 mm long; calyx 0.5 x 2.25 mm, prominent, deeply lobed, membranous, sepals connate in basal 1/4, rounded apically; petals 1.75 x 1.75 mm, ovate, valvate, free nearly to base, sharply acute, nerveless; stamens I mm high, equalling pistillode, filaments short, flared basally, anthers oval; pistillode 1-1.25 mm high, broadly columnar. Pistillate in loose spirals; calyx lobed; petals imbricate, rotund. Fruits: to 1.5 cm long, ± ovoid, narrowed at both ends, black.??
Biology
Wet or moist forest on the Atlantic and Pacific slopes; 200-700 m elevation.
Distribution
COSTA RICA. Alajuela. Guanacaste. Heredia. Limon. Puntarenas. PANAMA. Bocas del Toro. Colon. Panama.

Native to:

Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Panamá

Chamaedorea dammeriana Burret appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Jan 1, 1996 Cascante [545], Costa Rica K000520359

First published in Notizbl. Bot. Gart. Berlin-Dahlem 11: 737 (1933)

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.
  • Stevens, W.D., Ulloa U., C., Pool, A. & Montiel, O.M. (2001). Flora de Nicaragua Monographs in Systematic Botany from the Missouri Botanical Garden 85: i-xlii, 1-2666.

Literature

Palmweb - Palms of the World Online

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

Kew Backbone Distributions

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

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/
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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/
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Palmweb - Palms of the World Online
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