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This species is accepted, and its native range is Peru.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

[PW]
Biology
Moist or wet forest on the Atlantic slope; 400-1,000 m elevation.
Distribution
PERU. Cuzco. Huanuco. Junin. San Martin.
General Description
Habit: cespitose, erect, sometimes decumbent, forming clumps 2 x 3-6 m. Stems: 0.5-1.5 cm diam., green, ringed, internodes 5-15 cm long. Leaves: 4-7, spreading, bifid; sheath 10-15 cm long, tubular, mottled green, drying brown, persistent, longitudinally striate-nerved; petiole 2-5 cm long, slightly furrowed and green above, rounded and light green below; rachis to 20 cm long, angled and green above, rounded and with a faint light green band below extending onto petiole; blade 40-50 x 15-20 cm, narrowed to 6-10 cm wide at apex, incised apically to 3/4 its length, cleft narrowly v-shaped, lobes 35--45 x 6-8 cm, linear-rhombic, ± straight, only slightly falcate, acuminate, green, glabrous, ± stiff, papery, rough or raspy texture, rich darkgreen, outer margin lightly toothed apically, 12 primary nerves on each side ofrachis, one secondary . between each pair of primaries, tertiaries numerous, very faint. Inflorescences: infrafoliar, often bursting through old, persistent leaf sheaths, erect in flower, nodding in fruit; peduncles 5-10 cm long, 3-4 mm wide at base, 2-3 mm wide at apex, greenish in flower, orange in fruit; bracts 3-5, prophyll 8 mm long, 2nd bract 1 cm, 3rd 1.5 cm, 4th 2.5-3 cm, 5th 4 cm and less than to exceeding peduncle, tubular, papery-membranous, compressed, short-acuminate, bifid, brown in flower, longitudinally striate-nerved; if branched, rachises 0.5-3 cm long, greenish in flower, orange in fruit. Staminate with 2-6 rachillae, or much less frequently spicate, these 10-15 cm long, slender, 2-2.5 mm diam., spreading, flexuous, glabrous, ± rounded but sometimes slightly furrowed, green. Pistillate with rachillae similar to those of staminate only orange and nodding in fruit. Flowers: Staminate in dense or ± remote spirals, 4 x 3-3.5 mm, ovoid, bright orange with fragrance ofa delicate herbal soap, slightly sunken; calyx 0.75-1 x 2.5-3 mm, lobed, greenish orange, sepals connate basally, rounded and dark-margined apically; petals 4 x 2-2.5 mm, ovate, valvate, free and spreading apically, acute, thick, fleshy; stamens 1/2 as high as petals, filaments united briefly basally, whitish, membranous, fleshy, anthers inwardly curved and touching pistillode; pistillode 3.5--4 mm high, columnar, deeply 3-parted, whitish tinged with orange. Pistillate in ± remote spirals, 4 x 2.5-3 mm, bullet-shaped in bud, oblong-obovoid at anthesis, orange, slightly sunken; calyx 1 x 3 mm, deeply lobed, ± thick, green, sepals connate only briefly basally, broadly rounded to acute and dark-margined apically; petals 4 x 2.5 mm, ovate, valvate, free nearly to base, spreading and erect or slightly recurved apically, thick, fleshy, acute; staminodes present or lacking, ifpresent then conspicuous, nearly equalling pistil, ovate, orange; pistil 2 x 2-2.5 mm, depressed- globose, whitish, 3-parted, stigma lobes sessile, very short, brownish, acute-rounded. Fruits: 12 mm long, globose-ellipsoid, black, lustrous; seeds black, raphe laxly reticulate.

Native to:

Peru

Chamaedorea fragrans (Ruiz & Pav.) Mart. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Jan 1, 1992 Ruiz [B18], Peru K000462920 isotype
47993.000

First published in Hist. Nat. Palm. 2: 4 (1823)

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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