Chamaedorea pinnatifrons

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Figure 1. C. pinnatifrons female inflorescence


Common Names:


Distribution & Habitat:

Found in moist, shady forests from Mexico thru to Bolivia.


A small/medium sized, slender, solitary palm up to 3.5m tall. It has leaves up to 50cm long with pale green, thin, lanceolate leaflets.


Warm, sheltered and very moist. Looks best when planted in groups.

Figure 2. C. pinnatifrons male inflorescence
Figure 3. C. pinnatifrons

Contributed by:

Ian Edwards (Figures 1,2&3)

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