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This species is accepted, and its native range is Mexico (Oaxaca).
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

[PW]
Biology
Dense, wet forest on the Atlantic slope; 1,700-1,900 m elevation.
General Description
Habit: solitary, erect to leaning, initially appearing stemless and flowering then but eventually to 2 m tall. Stem: dark green, shining, smooth, prominently ringed, internodes to 4 em long. Leaves: 10-15, erect-spreading, bifid; sheath to 15 cm long, deeply split opposite petiole and tubular only in basal 3-4 em, green, very stiffand hard, durable, nearly woody; petiole to 7 cm long or lacking; rachis 20 em long; blade 35-45 x 14 cm, obovate, incised apically 1/2 its length, rigid, dark shining green, thickened, cuneate-angustate basally, lobes elongate-triangular, 35-45 x 13 em, 6-10 cm wide at base, minutely toothed on apical margin, 12-1 5 primary nerves on each side of rachis, 2 secondaries between each pair of primaries, tertiaries numerous, faint. Inflorescences: Staminate not seen. Pistillate 40-50 cm long; peduncle 45 em long, 6 mm wide at base and there flattened, 2 mm diam. at apex; bracts 6-7, prophyll 3 cm long, 2nd bract 8 cm, 3rd 15 cm, 4th 20 cm, 5th 25-30 cm, 6th 20 cm, 7th 9 cm, tubular, longitudinally striate-nerved, acute-acuminate, bifid, uppermost exceeding peduncle; rachis to 3 cm long, green in flower, orange in fruit; rachillae 3-5, these to 12 cm long, slender, longitudinally angled, green in flower, orange in fruit, flexuous or undulate when dry. Flowers: Staminate not seen. Pistillate (only fruiting perianth seen) with calyx 0.75 mm high, lobed; petals 3 x 1.5 mm, acute, faintly nerved when dry. Fruits: 7-8 mm diam., globose, black; perianth adherent to fruit.
Distribution
MEXICO. Oaxaca.

Native to:

Mexico Southwest

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

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Galeotti, H.G. [s.n.], Mexico K000462927 isotype

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.

Literature

Palmweb - Palms of the World Online

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

Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
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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/
© 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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