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This species is accepted, and its native range is SE. Mexico to Central America.
Chamaedorea neurochlamys Burret

[PW]
Distribution
MEXICO. Campeche. Chiapas. Quintana Roo. GUATEMALA. Alta Verapaz. Huehuetenango. Izabal. Peten. BELIZE. Cayo. Stann Creek. Toledo. HONDURAS. Atlantida. Comayagua. Cortes. La Paz. Ocotepeque.
Biology
Dense, wet, lowland forest on the Atlantic slope; 0-400 m elevation; occasionally on limestone.
General Description
Habit: solitary, slender, erect, 1.5-4.5 m tall. Stem: 1.5-2.5 cm diam., smooth, green, ringed, internodes 5-15 cm long. Leaves: 3-5, pinnate, dull dark green above, glossy green below; sheaths 18 cm long, tubular, obliquely open apically and there whitish when fresh and green longitudinally striate-nerved; petiole 15-29 cm long, lightly grooved and green above, rounded and pale yellow below; rachis 45-65 cm long, angled and green above, rounded below with a pale yellow or whitish band extending onto sheath; pinnae 6-8 on each side of rachis, lower central ones longest, these 23-33 x 5-6.5 cm, uppermost pinnae slightly broader, 14-16 cm long on upper margin, 5-nerved,lower pinnae smaller, narrowly rhombic-sigmoid, regularly spaced and remote except lower 2-3 ± closer, acuminate, narrowed basally, prominent midrib and submarginal primary nerves shining and slightly keeled toward base above and pale and shining below, 4-5 slightly less prominent secondaries on each side of midrib, tertiaries fine and numerous. Inflorescences: inter- or infrafoliar, solitary; peduncles 40-60 cm long, 1.5 cm wide at base, 6-9 mm wide at apex, erect and greenish yellow or whitish in flower, arching and downwardcurving slightly and red-orange in fruit; bracts 5-6, tubular, appressed, fibrous, brownish in flower, often fallen away in fruit, longitudinally striate-nerved, acuminate, slender, uppermost exceeding peduncle. Staminate with rachis 4-7 cm long, green; rachillae 15-20 or more, these 15-20 cm long, slender, pendulous, light green. Pistillate erect in flower, nodding in fruit; rachis 6-10 cm long, green in flower, red-orange in fruit; rachillae 10-25, these 9-14 cm long, slender and ascending but drooping when heavily laden with fruits, yellow-green in flower, red-orange in fruit. Flowers: Staminate in rather dense spirals, 2 mm high, yellowish, scarcely sunken; calyx 0.5 mm high, shallowly lobed; petals valvate, connate apically and basally and apically adnate to pistillode and corolla opening by lateral slits, prominently nerved when dry; stamens with short filaments, anthers not bifid apically; pistillode longitudinally 3-angled, truncate apically. Pistillate in lax spirals, 2-3 x 2.5 mm, globose, greenish yellow, scarcely sunken; calyx 0.75-1 x 2-2.5 mm, lobed, yellowish, sepals connate in basal 1/2-2/3 broadly rounded apically; petals 2.5 x 2.5 mm, imbricate nearly to apex, acute, strongly nerved when dry; staminodes not seen; pistil 2-3 x 2 mm, subglobose, yellow, styles short or lacking, stigma lobes short, recurved, clearcolored. Fruits: 10 x 5 mm, subreniform or sometimes nearly bilobed or sickle-shaped, yellow to bright orange-red when soft ripe but ageing to dark brown when fully ripe; abortive carpels adhering to fruit at maturity.

Native to:

Belize, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico Southeast, Nicaragua

Chamaedorea neurochlamys Burret appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Notizbl. Bot. Gart. Berlin-Dahlem 11: 744 (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.
  • Nelson Sutherland, C.H. (2008). Catálogo de las plantes vasculares de Honduras. Espermatofitas: 1-1576. SERNA/Guaymuras, Tegucigalpa, Honduras.
  • Stevens, W.D., Ulloa U., C., Pool, A. & Montiel, O.M. (2001). Flora de Nicaragua Monographs in Systematic Botany from the Missouri Botanical Garden 85: i-xlii, 1-2666. Missouri Botanical Garden.

Not accepted by

  • Lorenzi, H., Noblick, L.R., Kahn, F. & Ferreira, E. (2010). Brazilian Flora Arecaceae (Palms): 1-268. Instituto Plantarum de Estudos da Flora LTDA, São Paulo, Brazil. [Cited as Chamaedorea pinnatifrons.]

Literature

Palmweb - Palms of the World Online

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

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Stevens, W.D., Ulloa U., C., Pool, A. & Montiel, O.M. (2001). Flora de Nicaragua Monographs in Systematic Botany from the Missouri Botanical Garden 85: i-xlii, 1-2666. Missouri Botanical Garden.

Kew Backbone Distributions
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. 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 2021. 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

Kew Science Photographs
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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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