Chamaedorea lehmannii Burret

This species is accepted, and its native range is Guatemala.

[PW]
Biology
Moist or wet forest and cloud forest on the Atlantic slope; 1,400-2,600 m elevation.
Distribution
GUATEMALA. Alta Verapaz. Baja Verapaz. EI Progreso. Zacapa.
General Description
Habit: solitary, erect, to 2 m tall, often flowering when stemless or nearly so. Stem: 1-2 cm diam., green, densely ringed, internodes to 5 cm long, often covered with persistent leaf sheaths. Leaves: 5-7, erect-spreading, pinnate; sheath 12 cm long, obliquely open for 1/2 its length, attenuate apically, thick, strongly striate-nerved, closely imbricate and arranged in 3 planes in a triangular manner; petiole 15-20 cm long, moderately stout, flat or grooved near base and green above, rounded and pale below; rachis to 45 cm long, angled and green above, rounded and pale below; pinnae 8 on each side of rachis, narrowly lanceolate, 20 x 2 cm or more, apical pair wider, to 3.5 cm wide, basal ones shorter and not as narrow, regularly disposed, straight, inconspicuously ifat all sigmoid, equally attenuate apically and basally, a prominently keeled midrib and 1-2 prominent slender primary nerves on each side of this, secondaries inconspicuous. Inflorescences: interfoliar, ascending, exceeding leaves, long-pedunculate; peduncles 30-40 cm long or more, straight, green in flower where exposed, orange in fruit where exposed; bracts 5-7, prophyll 2 cm long, others from 4-17 cm, tubular, slender, 5 mm diam.; rachises to 3 cm long, green in flower, orange in fruit. Staminate with 6 rachillae to 18 cm long, erect, green in flower. Pistillate with 2-5 rachillae or rarely spicate, these 8-11 cm long, green in flower, rather stout, orange-red in fruit. Flowers: Staminate in well separated loose spirals, 3.5 mm high, green, superficial; calyx short, ringlike, lobed, sepals connate in basal 3/4, rounded apically; petals valvate, free apically, oblong or obovate-oblong, moderately thick; stamens with filaments ± robust, anthers short-oblong, not divided apically and as long as filaments; pistillode columnar. Pistillate in remote spirals, subglobose, dull green, superficial; calyx short, deeply lobed, sepals connate and/or imbricate in basal 1/4-1/3, broadly rounded apically; petals elliptic, imbricate, obtuse; staminodes present; pistil ± ovoid, styles short or lacking, stigma lobes separated, recurved. Fruits: 7 mm diam. when dry, globose, black; seeds 6-7 mm diam., globose; abortive carpel adherent to corolla in fruit.

Native to:

Guatemala

Chamaedorea lehmannii Burret appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Notizbl. Bot. Gart. Berlin-Dahlem 11: 857 (1933)

Accepted by

  • Govaerts, R. & Dransfield, J. (2005). World Checklist of Palms: 1-223. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Govaerts, R. (1999). World Checklist of Seed Plants 3(1, 2a & 2b): 1-1532. MIM, Deurne.

Literature

Palmweb - Palms of the World Online

  • Hodel, D. 1992. Chamaedorea Palms, The Species and Their Cultivation. The International Palm Society.

  • Kew Backbone Distributions

    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2022. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

  • Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone

    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2022. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

  • Palmweb - Palms of the World Online

    Palmweb 2011. Palmweb: Palms of the World Online. Published on the internet http://www.palmweb.org. Accessed on 21/04/2013
    Content licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0