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Chamaedorea pavoniana, Chamaedorea ruizii
Distribution & Habitat:
Peruvian rainforest; moist or wet forest on the Atlantic slope; alt. 400-1,000 m elevation.
A small, clumping palm, with simple, deeply divided leaves. Most notably, the male flower exudes a strong fragrance, a great rarity in the palm world.
Warm, sheltered, and moist. Rarely seeds, so plants are usually grown from divisions. A popular palm with collectors.
Ian Edwards (Figure 1&2)
Colin Wilson (Figure 3,4,5&6)