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Known as pacaya, pacayo, and chilac in Guatemala.
Distribution & Habitat:
Native to dense, wet, lowland rainforest on the Atlantic side of southern Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras and Belize; 0-400 m elevation; occasionally on limestone.
This plant is a slender, solitary stem to 4.5 m (15 ft.) tall, with a small crown of pinnate leaves with broad leaflets. It has bright orange-red clusters of kidney-shaped fruit that are very attractive. It is very similar to C. pinnatifrons but it can be easily distinguished by its fruit.
Warm, sheltered and moist, but well drained.
Ian Edwards (Figure 1,2,3,4&5)