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This species is accepted, and its native range is Mexico (Chiapas) to Central America.

[PW]
General Description
Habit: solitary, erect, appearing stemless, to 1.5 m tall. Stem: 2.5-3 cm diam., curved, creeping at or below leaflitter, to 15 cm long, densely ringed, internodes to I cm long. Leaves: 3-7, erect to ascending, bifid; sheath 8-27 cm long, long-open, attenuate apically, rather laxly striate-nerved, dark green; petiole 25-60 cm long, to 7 mm thick, flat and dark green above, rounded and dark green below; rachis 15-55 cm long, angled and dark green above, rounded and dark green below; blade 20-75 x 13-28 cm, rectangular, deeply incised apically, lobes long-acuminate, cuneate basally, margins ± parallel, dark nearly bluish green, ± paler below, 12-17 primary nerves on each side of rachis, these prominent below, secondaries numerous, very slender and inconspicuous. Inflorescences: inter- or infrafoliar, arising from base of plant and often from leaflitter; peduncles 80-100 cm long, 2 mm wide at apex, erect, slender, stiff; bracts 7-10, lowest ones 7 cm long, middle ones 11-28 cm, 4 mm wide, narrowly tubular, pale green with very slender nerves, obliquely open apically. Staminate branched portion to 24 cm long; rachis 3.5 cm long, green; rachillae 7, these to 10 cm long, slender, spreading or slightly drooping, ± flexuous, pale green in flower. Pistillate with rachis 1.5-3 cm long, green in flower, red-orange in fruit; rachillae 2-4, these 8-14.5 cm long, erect, straight, smooth, rounded, green in flower, rather stout and red-orange in fruit. Flowers: Staminate borne densely, ovoid to globose, bright yellow, rather deeply sunken in narrowly elliptic depressions 2.5 mm long; calyx very short, 2.5 mm wide, very shallowly lobed, sepals connate in basal 3/4; petals 4 mm high, broadly ovate, valvate, free nearly to base, erect, obtuse. Pistillate in remote spirals, scarcely sunken in elliptic or oval depressions 2.5 mm long; calyx 3.5 mm wide, deeply lobed, sepals connate and/or imbricate in basal 1/4-1/3; petals 3 x 3 mm, imbricate, nearly orbicular; staminodes present and prominent in fruiting corolla. Fruits: 8 mm diam. or long, broadly rounded, subglobose; seeds nearly as large as dry fruit, globose, whitish brown.
Distribution
MEXICO. Chiapas. GUATEMA LA. San Marcos. COSTA RICA. San Jose. PANAMA: Veraguas.
Biology
Moist or wet forest on the Pacific slope; 850-1,900 m elevation.

Native to:

Costa Rica, Guatemala, Mexico Southeast, Panamá

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

First published in Publ. Field Mus. Nat. Hist., Bot. Ser. 23: 207 (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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