Chelyocarpus ulei

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Figure 1. C. ulei


Distribution & Habitat:

Found in rainforest in Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, and Brazil, usually below 500 metres elevation.


A solitary palm to about 5 metres (125 feet) tall, with palmate leaves up to 1.6 metres (5 feet) across, at the end of a 1-1.5 metre (3-4.5 feet) petiole. The leaves are deeply split, and silvery white underneath.


Warm, sheltered and moist. Tropical in its requirements.

Contributed by:

Kyle Wicomb (Figure 1)

External Links:

Kew, PalmWeb, eMonocot, JSTOR, Trebrown

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