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

[PW]
Distribution
GUATEMALA. Quetzaltenango. San Marcos. Solola. Suchitepequez. MEXICO. Chiapas.
General Description
Habit: solitary, slender, erect, 1-1.5 m tall though sometimes flowering when stemless. Stem: 6-8 mm diam., green, smooth, ringed, internodes to 5.57 cm long, slender prop roots basally. Leaves: 3-6, spreading, pinnate or less often bifid; sheath 712 cm long, 8-14mm thick, oblique apically, prominently striatenerved; petiole to 2.5-5 cm long or sometimes longer but shorter than sheath; rachis 12-18 cm long when pinnate, 7.5-8.5 cm long when bifid; pinnae 2-4 on each side of rachis, terminal pair largest, this to 13-17 cm long on upper margin, 4-6 cm along rachis, with 4-6 primary nerves on each side of rachis and 1-3 secondaries between them, basal ones smallest, these to 13 x 2.5 cm, each with a central midrib and 2 pairs of slightly less conspicuous primary nerves on each side, falcate-acuminate, sigmoid, thin, concolorous or slightly paler below, ifbifid then blade to 20 x 20 cm, apically incised to more than 1/2 its length, lobes broadly diverging, acuminate, 7-nerved. Inflorescences: interfoliar; peduncles 11-20 cm long, very slender, scarcely 2 mm thick near apex, erect or spreading; bracts 3-4, tubular, appressed, scarcely more than 3 mm broad, striatenerved. Staminate spicate or with 2-3 rachillae; rachis or flower bearing portion 7-20 cm long, 4 mm thick, densely flowered to base, nodding or pendulous, greenish yellow in flower. Pistillate spicate or furcate; rachis or rachillae 7-9 cm long, erect and yellow in flower, spreading and orange in fruit. Flowers: Staminate in dense spirals, 3-3.5 x 1.75-2 mm, ovoid, yellowish, strongly nerved when dry, deeply sunken; calyx 0.5I x 2 mm, lobed, connate and/or imbricate in basal 1/2 sepals rounded apically; petals 3.5-4 x 1.5-2 mm, valvate, petals connate apically and basally and adnate apically to pistillode and corolla opening by lateral slits, acute; stamens shorter than pistillode, filaments short, anthers entire apically; pistillode 3.5 mm high, columnar, truncate. Pistillate in moderately dense spirals, 1 x 2-3 mm, shieldlike, yellow, deeply sunken in oblong or oval depressions 2.5 mm long; calyx 0.25 x 2.5 mm, obscurely lobed, ringlike, membranous, ± transparent, sepals imbricate and/or connate nearly to top, straight apically; petals imbricate nearly to apex, irregularly rounded, prominently striate-nerved; pistil 1 x 2 mm, depressedglobose, yellowish, styles short or lacking, stigma lobes thick, blunt, separated, erect. Fruits: drying 7-9 mm long, subglobose or ovoid-ellipsoid, orange at first then maturing purple-black.
Biology
Dense, moist or wet forest on the Pacific slope of Guatemala and Atlantic slope of Mexico; 1,200-2,600 m elevation.

Native to:

Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico Southeast, Mexico Southwest

Chamaedorea rojasiana Standl. & Steyerm. appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Publ. Field Mus. Nat. Hist., Bot. Ser. 23: 205 (1947)

Accepted by

  • Garcia-Mendoza, A.J. & Meave, J.A. (eds.) (2012). Diversidad florística de Oaxaca: de musgos a angiospermas (colecciones y listas de especies), ed. 2: 1-351. Instituto de Biología, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México.
  • 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.
  • Nelson-Sutherland, C. (2010). Adiciones y Comentarios a la Flora de Honduras Ceiba; a Scientific and Technical Journal Published by Zamorano 51: 70-88.

Literature

Palmweb - Palms of the World Online

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

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Garcia-Mendoza, A.J. & Meave, J.A. (eds.) (2012). Diversidad florística de Oaxaca: de musgos a angiospermas (colecciones y listas de especies), ed. 2: 1-351. Instituto de Biología, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México.
  • Nelson-Sutherland, C. (2010). Adiciones y Comentarios a la Flora de Honduras Ceiba; a Scientific and Technical Journal Published by Zamorano 51: 70-88.

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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