Chamaedorea sartorii

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Figure 1. C. sartorii


Distribution & Habitat:

Native to rainforests in Mexico and Honduras.


Solitary stemmed small palm to about 2m (6 ft) tall. The male flowers are orange, and the female ones are red. Mature fruit is black. It needs hand pollinating, hence they are quite rare.


Warm, sheltered and moist.

Figure 2. C. sartorii
Figure 3. C. sartorii
Figure 4. A nicely grown plant of C. sartorii.
Figure 5. C. sartorii.
Figure 6. C. sartorii trunks.
Figure 7. C. sartorii male flowers.
Figure 8. C. sartorii female flowers.

Contributed by:

Colin Wilson (Figure 1,2,3,4,5,6,7&8)

External Links:

Kew, PalmWeb, JSTOR, Trebrown

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