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This species is accepted, and its native range is Costa Rica to W. 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. 600 - 1350 m.; Andes.
Morphology General Habit
Hierba, palma solitaria
Conservation
Vulnerable

[PW]
General Description
Habit: solitary, erect to decumbent, often appearing stemless, to 50 cm tall. Stem: 8-20 mm diam., often creeping at or near ground level, dark green, densely and prominently ringed, internodes no more than I cm long and usually much shorter, often covered with adventitious roots. Leaves: 6-10, erect-spreading, bifid; sheath to 10 cm long, very open, splitting deeply opposite petiole and clasping in a tubular manner only near base for 1-3 cm, remainder or upper 1/2 of sheath not clasping stem and appearing as extension of petiole, gray-green, densely and minutely white-spotted, whitish-margined and there green longitudinally striate-nerved; petiole 2-5 cm long, flat, gray-green, and channeled above, margins ofsheath extending upward on either side to form sides ofchannel, rounded and gray-green below with minute white spots; rachis 6-15 cm long, angled and green above, rounded and gray-green below with minute white spots; blade to 30 x 10-15 cm, obovate to subobovate- elliptic, incised apically 1/2 or more its length, lobes 10-15 cm long, thick and leathery, velvety iridescent dark gray-green, plicate, sometimes slightly mottled, acute, exterior margin toothed toward apex, decurrent on petiole, 9-13 prominent primary nerves on each side of rachis, these elevated above, pale below. Inflorescences: interfoliar, erect-spreading, equalling or slightly exceeding leaves; peduncles 15-20 cm long, 2.5-4 mm wide, enclosed by revolute decurrent margin of leaf sheath and then emerging above petiole, green or whitish in flower, orange in fruit; bracts 5-6, tubular, membranous, green but rotting away before anthesis, acute, bifid, longitudinally striate-nerved. Staminate with rachis 2.5 em long, green in flower; rachillae 4-10, these 8-15 cm long, 1-2 mm diam., green, recurved-drooping, simple. Pistillate spicate or rarely furcate; rachis or flower-bearing portion to 8-15 em long, recurved, ± stiff, 2 mm diam. and green in flower, becoming swollen to 3-5 mm diam. and reddish orange in fruit. Flowers: Staminate in moderately dense spirals, 4-5 x 4 mm, globose, greenish yellow, slightly sunken; calyx 1 x 2.5 mm, deeply lobed, green, sepals connate in basal 1/2, rounded to acute apically; petals 3-4 x 3 mm, ovate, valvate, free nearly to base and there briefly connate, thick, fleshy, acute and incurved apically; stamens 2 mm high, filaments to 1 mm long, adnate basally to pistillode in a buttresslike structure, anthers 0.75 mm long, light yellow or pale, bilobed; pistillode 2.5-3.5 mm long, shorter than petals, columnar with a broad 3-angled cap, buttressed basally, light greenish yellow. Pistillate in moderate spirals, 2.5-3 x 2-2.5 mm, conic or subglobose, greenish or greenish yellow, slightly sunken; calyx 1 x 2.5 mm, deeply lobed, green, sepals connate in basal 1/3, broadly acute apically; petals 3 x 3 mm, cup-shaped, imbricate nearly to apex, thick, fleshy, acute, slightly erect apically; pistil 1.5-2 x 2 mm, globose or subglobose, flattened apically, stigma lobes sessile, very short, slightly separated, whitish. Fruits: 6-10 mm, globose, black.
Biology
Wet forest mainly on the Atlantic slope but occasionally on the Pacific slope; 400-1,500 m elevation.
Distribution
COSTA RICA. Alajuela. Cartago. Guanacaste. Heredia. San Jose. Puntarenas.

Native to:

Colombia, Costa Rica, Panamá

Chamaedorea pumila H.Wendl. ex Dammer appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Dec 1, 1995 Cascante [607], Costa Rica K000209302
Aug 1, 1993 Wendland, H. [s.n.], Costa Rica K000462928 isotype
Aug 1, 1993 s.coll. [s.n.] K000736149 holotype
Costa Rica 29047.963

First published in Gard. Chron., ser. 3, 36: 246 (1904)

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.

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/"

Kew Backbone Distributions

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

Catálogo de Plantas y Líquenes de Colombia
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Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
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Kew Backbone Distributions
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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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