Chamaedorea seifrizii

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Figure 1. C. seifrizii



C. seibertii
C. erumpens

Common Names:

Bamboo Palm

Distribution & Habitat:

Central American rainforest


A tall, (to about 3m) densely clumping palm, with canes up to about 1cm in diameter.


Sunny, moist, but well drained position. Needs shade when young, but can take full sun as it gets older. The most cold tolerant of the bamboo Chamaedoreas.

Figure 2. C. seifrizii standard form.

Figure 3. C. seifrizii (erumpens form)
Figure 4. Erumpens form leaf detail

Figures 3&4 are of the form once thought to be a different species and called C. erumpens. They have noticeably wider leaflets than the standard form. These are second generation plants of seed distributed by the IPS in the 1970's.

Contributed by:

Angelo Porcelli (Figure 1)
Ian Edwards (Figures 2,3&4)

External Links:

Kew, PalmWeb, eMonocot, JSTOR, Trebrown

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