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

[PW]
Biology
Moist or wet forest and cloud forest on the Atlantic slope; 1,400-2,600 m elevation.
Distribution
GUATEMALA. Alta Verapaz. Baja Verapaz. EI Progreso. Zacapa.
General Description
Habit: solitary, erect, to 2 m tall, often flowering when stemless or nearly so. Stem: 1-2 cm diam., green, densely ringed, internodes to 5 cm long, often covered with persistent leaf sheaths. Leaves: 5-7, erect-spreading, pinnate; sheath 12 cm long, obliquely open for 1/2 its length, attenuate apically, thick, strongly striate-nerved, closely imbricate and arranged in 3 planes in a triangular manner; petiole 15-20 cm long, moderately stout, flat or grooved near base and green above, rounded and pale below; rachis to 45 cm long, angled and green above, rounded and pale below; pinnae 8 on each side of rachis, narrowly lanceolate, 20 x 2 cm or more, apical pair wider, to 3.5 cm wide, basal ones shorter and not as narrow, regularly disposed, straight, inconspicuously ifat all sigmoid, equally attenuate apically and basally, a prominently keeled midrib and 1-2 prominent slender primary nerves on each side of this, secondaries inconspicuous. Inflorescences: interfoliar, ascending, exceeding leaves, long-pedunculate; peduncles 30-40 cm long or more, straight, green in flower where exposed, orange in fruit where exposed; bracts 5-7, prophyll 2 cm long, others from 4-17 cm, tubular, slender, 5 mm diam.; rachises to 3 cm long, green in flower, orange in fruit. Staminate with 6 rachillae to 18 cm long, erect, green in flower. Pistillate with 2-5 rachillae or rarely spicate, these 8-11 cm long, green in flower, rather stout, orange-red in fruit. Flowers: Staminate in well separated loose spirals, 3.5 mm high, green, superficial; calyx short, ringlike, lobed, sepals connate in basal 3/4, rounded apically; petals valvate, free apically, oblong or obovate-oblong, moderately thick; stamens with filaments ± robust, anthers short-oblong, not divided apically and as long as filaments; pistillode columnar. Pistillate in remote spirals, subglobose, dull green, superficial; calyx short, deeply lobed, sepals connate and/or imbricate in basal 1/4-1/3, broadly rounded apically; petals elliptic, imbricate, obtuse; staminodes present; pistil ± ovoid, styles short or lacking, stigma lobes separated, recurved. Fruits: 7 mm diam. when dry, globose, black; seeds 6-7 mm diam., globose; abortive carpel adherent to corolla in fruit.

Native to:

Guatemala

Chamaedorea lehmannii Burret appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Notizbl. Bot. Gart. Berlin-Dahlem 11: 857 (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.

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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