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This species is accepted, and its native range is Central Mexico to S. Tropical America. It is used to treat unspecified medicinal disorders, as animal food, has environmental uses and for food.
Chamaedorea pinnatifrons

[UNAL]
Vernacular
Can?a de san pablo, Can?a de vi?bora, Colegallo, Inguanul, Labica?, Mataculebra verde, Molenillo, Molinillo, Sampablo

[CPLC]

Bernal, R., Gradstein, S.R. & Celis, M. (eds.). 2015. Catálogo de plantas y líquenes de Colombia. Instituto de Ciencias Naturales, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Bogotá. http://catalogoplantasdecolombia.unal.edu.co

Distribution
Nativa en Colombia; Alt. 30 - 2500 m.; Amazonia, Andes, Pacífico, Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta.
Morphology General Habit
Subarbusto, palma solitaria
Conservation
Preocupación Menor

[PW]
General Description
Understorey palm. Stem solitary, to 4 m tall and 2.5 cm in diameter, green. Leaf sheath closed for at least 4/5 of its length; blade pinnately divided or rarely entire, 25-75 cm long and 15-30 cm wide; pinnae 7-15 on each side, usually conspicuously sigmoid. Inflorescences infrafoliar, one per node, to 80 cm long, once branched; male inflorescences with 3-25 pendulous branches; female inflorescences with 2-15, horizontal to erect branches, orange in fruit. Male flowers with petals united at apex. Fruits black, ca. 9 x 11 mm.
Distribution
Colombia and Venezuela to Bolivia and Brazil, at up to 2400 m elevation. In Ecuador it is common in the E lowlands and on the E and W Andean slopes, in primary as well as in secondary forest, often on steep slopes.

[UPB]

The Useful Plants of Boyacá project

Ecology
Alt. 30 - 2500 m.
Conservation
Not Evaluated.
Distribution
Native from Colombia.
Morphology General Habit
Subshrub.

[UPB]
Use Animal Food
Eaten by animals (State of the World's Plants 2016).
Use Environmental
Environmental uses (State of the World's Plants 2016).
Use Food
Food (State of the World's Plants 2016).
Use Materials
Materials (State of the World's Plants 2016).
Use Materials Other Materials
'Roots' - Used to make grinders (Linares 1994).
Use Materials Unspecified Materials Chemicals
Materials (State of the World's Plants 2016).
Use Medicines Unspecified Medicinal Disorders
Medicinal (State of the World's Plants 2016).

Native to:

Belize, Bolivia, Brazil North, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico Central, Mexico Gulf, Mexico Southeast, Mexico Southwest, Nicaragua, Panamá, Peru, Venezuela

Spanish
Molinillo.

Chamaedorea pinnatifrons (Jacq.) Oerst. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Jan 1, 2009 Projeto Flora Cristalino [269], Mato Grosso K000652777
Nov 1, 2007 Sasaki, D. [1490], Mato Grosso K000652776
May 27, 2006 Ecuador K000707448
Jan 1, 2004 Thomas [3664], Mexico K000209275
Jan 1, 2004 Cultivated [1994-2151] K000520364
Nov 1, 1997 Valverde, O. [314], Costa Rica K000209281
Jul 1, 1996 Cascante [954], Costa Rica K000209284
Dec 1, 1995 Cascante [606], Costa Rica K000209280
Oct 1, 1993 Ling, F. [27], Costa Rica K000209279
Oct 1, 1993 Herrera [6399], Costa Rica K000209286
Nov 1, 1990 Spruce, R. [67], Peru K000462915 Unknown type material
Nov 1, 1990 Spruce, R. [67], Peru K000462916 Unknown type material
May 15, 1988 N. Grenade K001447236
Jan 23, 1987 Smith, H.H. [2477], Colombia K001447235
Aug 13, 1979 Bolivia K000667345
Aug 1, 1917 Peru K001447230
Yuncker, T.G. [8474], Honduras K000209270
Tucker, J.M. [1357], El Salvador K000209272
Yuncker, T.G. [6086], Honduras K000209273
Grayum, M. [5137], Costa Rica K000209285
Moore, H.E. [8106], Mexico K000209283
Davidse, G. [25683], Costa Rica K000209282
Smith, J.D. [2134], Guatemala K000209268
Bourgeau [2189], Mexico K000209267
Smith, J.D. [2134], Guatemala K000209269
Smith, J.D. [2047], Guatemala K000209271
Moore, H.E. [6690], Costa Rica K000209277
Bourgeau [2189], Mexico K000209266
Purpus, C.A. [16207], Mexico K000209274
Nee, M. [25025], Mexico K000209278
Liesner, R. [14548], Costa Rica K000209276
Moritz, J.W.K. [s.n.], Colombia K001447227
Peru K001447228
Peru K001447229
Peru K001447231
N. Grenade K001447232
N. Grenade K001447233
Bolivia K001447234
N. Grenade K001447237
Ecuador K001447238
Colombia K001447239
Ecuador K001447240
Ecuador K001447241
Ecuador K001447242
Venezuela K001447243
Venezuela K001447244
Venezuela K001447245
Venezuela K001447246
Colombia K001447247
Peru K001447248
Peru K001447249
Panama K001447250
Bolivia K001447251
Ecuador K001447252
Ecuador K001447253
Ecuador K001447254
s.coll. [s.n.] Chamaedorea concolor 48133.000

First published in Vidensk. Meddel. Naturhist. Foren. Kjøbenhavn 1858: 14 (1859)

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.
  • Hammel, B.E. & al. (2003). Manual de Plantas de Costa Rica 2: 1-694. Missouri Botanical Garden Press, St. Louis.
  • Hokche, O., Berry, P.E. & Huber, O. (eds.) (2008). Nuevo Catálogo de la Flora Vascular de Venezuela: 1-859. Fundación Instituto Botánico de Venezuela.
  • Idárraga-Piedrahita, A., Ortiz, R.D.C., Callejas Posada, R. & Merello, M. (eds.) (2011). Flora de Antioquia: Catálogo de las Plantas Vasculares 2: 1-939. Universidad de Antioquia, Medellín.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Literature

Palmweb - Palms of the World Online

  • Borchsenius F., Borgtoft-Pedersen H. and Baslev H. 1998. Manual to the Palms of Ecuador. AAU Reports 37. Department of Systematic Botany, University of Aarhus, Denmark in collaboration with Pontificia Universidad Catalica del Ecuador

Catálogo de Plantas y Líquenes de Colombia

  • ColPlantA (2021). "ColPlantA. Facilitated by the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the Internet; http://www.colplanta.org/"

Useful Plants of Boyacá Project

  • Linares, E. (1994). Inventario preliminar de las plantas utilizadas para elaborar artesanías en Colombia. Vniversitas Scientarium. Vol 2: 1-38
  • Palmweb: Palms of the World Online, in The State of the World’s Plants Report–2016. (2016). Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew https://stateoftheworldsplants.org/2016/

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Amith, J. & collaborators (2020). Nahuatl Learning Environment http://www.balsas-nahuatl.org/index.html.
  • GBIF (2008- continuously updated). Global Biodiversity Information Facility http://www.gbif.org/.
  • Hammel, B.E. & al. (2003). Manual de Plantas de Costa Rica 2: 1-694. Missouri Botanical Garden Press, St. Louis.

Universidad Nacional de Colombia

  • Galeano, G., & Bernal, R. (2010). Palmas de Colombia: guía de campo (No. 26042) CO-BAC, Bogotá).

Catálogo de Plantas y Líquenes de Colombia
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0

Colombian resources for Plants made Accessible
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
Digital Image © Board of Trustees, RBG Kew K001447252
Digital Image © Board of Trustees, RBG Kew K001447230
Digital Image © Board of Trustees, RBG Kew K001447242
Digital Image © Board of Trustees, RBG Kew K001447250
Digital Image © Board of Trustees, RBG Kew K001447240
Digital Image © Board of Trustees, RBG Kew K001447234
Digital Image © Board of Trustees, RBG Kew K001447246
Digital Image © Board of Trustees, RBG Kew K001447232
Digital Image © Board of Trustees, RBG Kew K001447254
Digital Image © Board of Trustees, RBG Kew K001447244
Digital Image © Board of Trustees, RBG Kew K001447238
Digital Image © Board of Trustees, RBG Kew K001447228
Digital Image © Board of Trustees, RBG Kew K001447236
Digital Image © Board of Trustees, RBG Kew K000667345
Digital Image © Board of Trustees, RBG Kew K001447248
Digital Image © Board of Trustees, RBG Kew K000707448
Digital Image © Board of Trustees, RBG Kew K001447241
Digital Image © Board of Trustees, RBG Kew K001447231
Digital Image © Board of Trustees, RBG Kew K001447253
Digital Image © Board of Trustees, RBG Kew K001447251
Digital Image © Board of Trustees, RBG Kew http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
Digital Image © Board of Trustees, RBG Kew K001447245
Digital Image © Board of Trustees, RBG Kew K001447235
Digital Image © Board of Trustees, RBG Kew K001447243
Digital Image © Board of Trustees, RBG Kew K001447233
Digital Image © Board of Trustees, RBG Kew K001447249
Digital Image © Board of Trustees, RBG Kew K001447227
Digital Image © Board of Trustees, RBG Kew K001447239
Digital Image © Board of Trustees, RBG Kew K001447247
Digital Image © Board of Trustees, RBG Kew K001447237
Digital Image © Board of Trustees, RBG Kew K001447229

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
Digital Image © Board of Trustees, RBG Kew 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

Universidad Nacional de Colombia
ColPlantA database
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Useful Plants of Boyacá Project
ColPlantA database
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http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/