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Genus: Chamaedorea

Life > eukaryotes > Archaeoplastida > Chloroplastida > Charophyta > Streptophytina > Plantae (land plants) > Tracheophyta (vascular plants) > Euphyllophyta > Lignophyta (woody plants) > Spermatophyta (seed plants) > Angiospermae (flowering plants) > Monocotyledons > Order: Arecales > Family: Arecaceae

Nineteen species cultivated.

Species cultivated in southern Africa

List from Glen (2002).

Chamaedorea brachypoda (Pacaya)

Native to Guatemala and Honduras.

 

Chamaedorea cataractarum (Cascade palm)

Native to Mexico.

 

Chamaedorea costaricana (Pacaya)

Native from Honduras to Colombia.

 

Chamaedorea elatior (Tepejilotillo)

Native to Mexico and Honduras.

 

Chamaedorea elegans (Parlour palm)

Native to Mexico, Guatemala and Belize.

Chamaedorea ernesti-augusti (Guaya de abajo)

Native from Mexico to Honduras.

 

Chamaedorea falcifera

Native to Guatemala.

 

Chamaedorea geonomiformis (Necklace chamaedorea)

Native from Mexico to Colombia.

 

Chamaedorea glaucifolia

Native to Mexico.

 

Chamaedorea graminifolia (Chapai)

Native from Mexico to Costa Rica.

 

Chamaedorea klotzschiana (Tepejilote)

Native to Mexico.

 

Chamaedorea metallica (Metalica)

Native to Mexico.

 

Chamaedorea microspadix

Native to Mexico.

 

Chamaedorea oblongata (Palmilla)

Native from Mexico to Nicaragua.

 

Chamaedorea radicalis

Native to Mexico.

 

Chamaedorea seifritzii (Bamboo palm)

[= Chamaedorea erumpens]

Native from Mexico to Honduras.

 

Chamaedorea tepejilote (Tepejilote)

Native from Mexico to Colombia.

 

Chamaedorea tenella

Native from Mexico to Colombia.

 

Chamaedorea woodsoniana

Native from Mexico to Colombia.

 
 

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