Chamaedorea linearis

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Figure 1. C. linearis


Common Names:


Distribution & Habitat:

Grows in rainforest along the slopes of the Andes from Venezuala to Bolivia.


A medium sized solitary palm which can get to 10m tall, with a pale green trunk, and dark green pinnate leaves.


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

Figure 2. C. linearis leaf detail
Figure 3. C. linearis inflorescence

Contributed by:

Ian Edwards (Figure 1,2&3)

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