594.000 Chamaedorea Willd.

COLLINIA (Liebm.) Liebm. ex Oerst.

Fayaz, F. (2011) Encyclopedia of Tropical Plants Firefly Books, New Zealand

Description of the genus

Palms, small, unarmed; stems clustered, erect; leaf sheath tubular, unarmed. Leaves pinnate with leaf segments regularly spaced along rhachis. Inflorescence axillary below crown of leaves, ascending; peduncular bracts 5-6, tubular, papery, turning orange in fruit. Flowers sessile. Fruit drupes, globose, exocarp black. Seeds globose.

Worldwide: 107 species in tropical C and S America.

Zimbabwe: 10 cultivated taxa.

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cataractarum Mart.
costaricana Oerst.
elegans Mart.
glaucifolia H. Wendl.
metallica O.F. Cook ex H.E. Moore
microspadix Burret
oblongata Mart.
radicalis Mart.
seifrizii Burret
whitelockiana Hodel & N.W. Uhl

Other sources of information about Chamaedorea:

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Flora of Zambia: cultivated Chamaedorea

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Chamaedorea
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Chamaedorea
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Chamaedorea
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Chamaedorea
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
iNaturalist: Chamaedorea
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Chamaedorea
JSTOR Plant Science: Chamaedorea
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Chamaedorea
Plants of the World Online: Chamaedorea
Tropicos: Chamaedorea
Wikipedia: Chamaedorea

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated plants: genus page: Chamaedorea.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/genus.php?genus_id=1674, retrieved 28 May 2024

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