Chamaedorea glaucifolia

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Figure 1. C. glaucifolia


Common Names:


Distribution & Habitat:

Mexican rainforest


A medium sized, slender, solitary palm up to 5m tall, tho usually only to about 3m in cultivation. It has finely pinnate leaves with a bluish tinge, the leaflets are borne in several planes, giving it a feathery appearance. The leaves can be up to 2m long.


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

Figure 2. C. glaucifolia infructescence

Contributed by:

Ian Edwards (Figures 1&2)

External Links:

Kew, PalmWeb, eMonocot, JSTOR, Trebrown

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