Distribution & Habitat:
Endemic to mid-altitude wet forest regions of Mexico, Guatemala and Honduras.
A small to medium sized solitary Chamaedorea, with a dark green, ringed trunk to about 4m tall, which has leaflets up to 15cm across, and an infructescence that looks like a green corn-on-the-cob. Similar in appearance to a small C. tepejilote , altho this species has much wider leaflets.
Warm, sheltered and moist.
Figure 2. C. arenbergiana juvenile trunk detail.
Figure 1. C. arenbergiana
Figure 3. C. arenbergiana
Figure 4. C. arenbergiana inflorescence.
Figure 5. C. arenbergiana infructescence.
Contributed by: Colin Wilson (Figure 1,2&3) Ian Edwards (Figure 4&5)
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