Chamaedorea pochutlensis

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Figure 1. C. pochutlensis


Distribution & Habitat:

Mexican (Sinaloa to Oaxaca) rainforest.


A small/medium sized clumping palm, very similar to Chamaedorea costaricana, and grows to about 3m. Has attractive, finely pinnate leaves.


Lightly shaded, moist, but well drained position. Doesn't like to dry out. Good for warm temperate climates.

Figure 2. C. pochutlensis
Figure 3. C. pochutlensis sheath

Contributed by:

Ian Edwards (Figure 1,2&3)

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Kew, PalmWeb, JSTOR, Trebrown

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