Chamaedorea arenbergiana

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Figure 2. C. arenbergiana juvenile trunk detail.

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Conservation Status:

Unknown

Distribution & Habitat:

Endemic to mid-altitude wet forest regions of Mexico, Guatemala and Honduras.

Description:

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.

Culture:

Warm, sheltered and moist.


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)

External Links:

Kew, PalmWeb, eMonocot, JSTOR, Trebrown

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