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

[PW]
General Description
Habit: 2.5 m tall. Stem: 8-12 mm diam., internodes 2.5-4 cm long. Leaves: 4-5, pinnate; petiole to 22 cm long or more; rachis 22-27 em long, pale-backed; pinnae 9-11 on each side of rachis, 15-21 x 1.3-1.6 cm, subfalcate, long-attenuate, mostly alternate, 3 primary nerves slightly keeled and pale above, pale and shining below, secondaries very slender upper pair 20 cm long on upper margin, to 6 em wide, falcate, acuminate, pale below, outer side inconspicuously toothed, 4-6-nerved. Inflorescences: Staminate not seen. Pistillate infrafoliar; peduncle 21-35 em long, slender, nearly 4 mm wide at apex in fruit; rachillae 7, these rather markedly undulate especially toward tip, orange and thickened in fruit. Flowers: Staminate not seen. Pistillate borne in loose spirals, nerveless, ± longer than broad, distinctively sunken in slightly curved elliptic pits bordered on lower side by liplike margin; calyx I x 3 mm, shallowly lobed, sepals imbricate in basal 1/4, broadly rounded apically; petals 1.5 mm high, imbricate, subacute to rounded, becoming brown ?and narrowly dark-margined in fruit, one covering abortive carpels scarcely exceeding calyx, other two twice as long as sepals; staminodes lacking; pistil not seen. Fruits: 10 x 8 mm, obovoid-globose, black; seeds 8 mm long, globose-ovoid; abortive carpels adherent to perianth in fruit.
Distribution
GUATEMALA. Quetzaltenango.
Biology
Wet forest on the Pacific slope; 2,400 m elevation.

Native to:

Guatemala

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

First published in Publ. Field Mus. Nat. Hist., Bot. Ser. 23: 206 (1947)

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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