Chamaedorea radicalis

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Figure 1. C. radicalis (creeping form)

Contents

Synonymy:

C. pringlei

Common Names:

Unknown

Distribution & Habitat:

Cool rainforests at medium to high elevations in Central Mexico.

Description:

A small palm, up to about 2m tall, either solitary or clumping, with dark green pinnate leaves. The most notable thing about this palm is that the inflorescence arises from near, or below ground level.

Culture:

Likes alkaline soils, is quite drought tolerant, very cold hardy (thought the hardiest in the genus), and can cope sun much better then other Chamaedoreas, but grows slower then others.


Figure 2. C. radicalis (tree form)
Figure 3. C. radicalis (tree form)
Figure 4. C. radicalis (tree form)


Contributed by:

Angelo Porcelli
(Figures 1,2&3)
Colin Wilson (Figure 4)

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