Chamaedorea ernesti-augusti

Family: Arecaceae    Palm Tree

Common Name: None known

Scientific Synonymy:
Morenia ernesti-augustii, Eleutheropetalum ernesti-augustii, Nunnezharia ernesti-augustii, Chamaedorea simplicifrons, Geonoma corallifera, Nunnezharia simplicifrons, Chamaedorea glazioviana, Geonoma latifrons

Cold Hardiness Zone: 9b     View the UK and US zone maps

Identification:
Stems solitary, 0.8-2 m tall and 1-1.5 cm diameter, erect. Leaves 5-8, simple; blades broadly wedge shaped-obovate, bifid to about half their length, 25-60 cm long and 20-30 cm wide, with 12-18 primary veins per side. Inflorescences erect, males with 13-25 pendulous flowering branches, densely covered with flowers; females spicate (rarely with 2-4 branches), with bright orange flowers; fruits subglobose to ellipsoid, 1-1.5 cm long and 0.8-1 cm diameter, black, with thin petals, these mostly non-persistent.

General Information:
Flowering takes place from March to May.

Distribution:

Native to, Belize, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico

On the Atlantic slope in rain forest, often on limestone soils, at 100-1000 m elevation.

Location: Mexico (17.206568°N, -91.318359°E)

Observations
Map may not represent the complete natural distribution. (Markers display observation data).
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