Chamaedorea nationsiana

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Figure 1. C. nationsiana


Common Names:

Corn palm (by the Maya due to the tightly-packed infructscences).

Distribution & Habitat:

Rainforest of Southern Mexico, and Belize.


A small clumping palm with thin leaflets, and tightly-packed infructscences.


A warm, sheltered and moist but well drained position.

Figure 2. C. nationsiana infructescence

Contributed by:

Colin Wilson (Figure 1&2)

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