Chamaedorea pedunculata

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Figure 1. C. pedunculata leaf detail.


Distribution & Habitat:

Rainforest on the Atlantic and Pcific coasts of Costa Rica.


A small to medium sized solitary palm which can get up to 4 metres tall, and has glossy green pinnate leaves. Very similar in appearance to C. macrospadix.


Warm, sheltered and moist.

Figure 2. C. pedunculata
Figure 3. C. pedunculata trunk detail.

Contributed by:

Colin Wilson (Figure 1,2&3)

External Links:

Kew, PalmWeb, eMonocot, JSTOR, Trebrown

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