Chamaedorea benziei

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Figure 1. C. benziei


Distribution & Habitat:

Rainforest in the Chiapas region of Mexico.


A medium sized, pinnate, solitary palm to about 5m tall, with quite a thick trunk. Quite similar in appearance to to C. woodsoniana.


Only recently described.


Shady, moist, but well drained position.

Figure 2. C. benziei infructescence

Contributed by:

Ian Edwards (Figure 1 & 2)

External Links:

Kew, PalmWeb, eMonocot, JSTOR, Trebrown

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