Chamaedorea frondosa

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Figure 1. C. frondosa seedling.


Conservation Status:


Distribution & Habitat:

Endemic to cool, wet cloud forest areas of Honduras.


A small shade loving palm to 0.7m high, with long, narrow, simple leaves.


Only discovered in 1995.


Cool, sheltered, and moist. Quite fast growing.

Figure 2. C. frondosa adult plants

Contributed by:

Colin Wilson (Figure 1)
Ian Edwards (Figure 2)

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