Chamaedorea liebmannii Mart.

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

[PW]
General Description
Habit: solitary, slender, erect, infrequently decumbent, to 4 m tall, sometimes flowering when stemless. Stem: 2 cm diam., nodes only slightly thickened, internodes to 10 cm long but usually shorter. Leaves: 4-9, pinnate, erect-spreading, sometimes covered with minute whitish lepidia; sheath 10-13 cm long, tubular, striate-nerved, subauriculate apically; petiole 12-27 cm long, ± triangular, slightly channeled and green above, rounded and pale below; rachis 30-45 cm long, sharply angled and green above, rounded and green below with a yellow band extending onto sheath; pinnae 13-18 on each side of rachis, 16-30 x 1.5-3 cm, linear to narrowly lanceolate, long-acuminate, constricted and plicate basally, alternate or slightly subalternate, gleaming-velutinous, lower somewhat reflexed and upper often confluent, a prominent midrib and 2-4 primary nerves on each side of this, secondaries numerous, slightly visible. Inflorescences: inter- or infrafoliar, spreading; peduncles 20-45 cm long; bracts 5-7, upper one to 25 cm long, fibrous, thin; rachises 2-9 cm long. Staminate with up to 26 rachillae, these to 25 cm long, ± pendulous toward apex, lower ones forked or branched, green in flower. Pistillate with 18-24 rachillae, these to 20 cm long, angled or ribbed, erect-spreading, lower ones sometimes branched, green in flower, red-orange in fruit. Flowers: Staminate in ± dense spirals, 3 x 2.5 mm, ± globose, yellow, in superficial elliptic depressions 1.5 mm long; calyx 1 x 1.5 mm, shallowly lobed, pale green, membranous, nerveless, sepals connate in basal 3/4, rounded or straight apically; petals 2.5-3.5 x 1.5-2.5 mm, valvate, connate apically and basally and adnate apically to pistillode and corolla opening by lateral slits, obovate, thin, slightly fleshy, angled apically, nerved on inside; stamens 2.5 mm high, filaments 1.5-2 mm long, orange, slightly connate basally, anthers 1.5 mm long, narrowly oblong, dorsifixed, yellow; pistillode 2.5 mm high, columnar, attenuate, rounded apically. Pistillate in spirals, 3 x 1.5 mm, ovoid, yellow, in superficial elliptic depressions 1.5 mm long; calyx 1.25 x 1.5 mm, deeply lobed, green, slightly membranous, strongly nerved on inside, sepals connate in basal 'Il, acute and brown-margined apically; petals 3 x 1.25 mm, connate briefly basally, imbricate apically nearly to top, long-ovate, erect and ± recurved, margins angled, thin, strongly nerved; staminodes lacking or rarely 3 or 6; pistil 1.75 x 1 mm, subglobose, green, attenuate slightly apically, stigma lobes sessile, greenish, slightly separated, erect, rounded. Fruits: to 10 mm diam., globose, black, epicarp slightly transparent, mesocarp thin, green, mucilaginous, endocarp slightly membranous, nerved; seeds 6.5 mm diam. globose; fruiting perianth nerved.
Biology
Dense, wet forest on the Atlantic slope; 1,200-1,800 m elevation.
Distribution
MEXICO. Chiapas. Oaxaca. Pueblao Veracruz. GUATEMALA. Huehuetenango.

Native to:

Guatemala, Mexico Central, Mexico Gulf, Mexico Southeast, Mexico Southwest

Chamaedorea liebmannii Mart. appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Hist. Nat. Palm. 3: 308 (1849)

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
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