Chamaedorea pumila

Family: Arecaceae    Palm Tree

Common Name: None known

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

Identification:
Stems solitary, 25-50 cm tall and 0.8-2 cm diameter, erect or creeping, the plant usually appearing stemless. Leaves 5-15, simple, blades obovate to elliptic, bifid for half their length or more, 15-40 cm long and to 17 cm wide, toothed on the margins, thick and leathery and sometimes mottled grey-green. Inflorescences erect, dissimilar; males with 4-10 flowering branches; females spicate or rarely bifurcate; fruits globose, 0.6-1 cm diameter, black, with persistent, thickened petals.

General Information:
This species is highly threatened with extinction in the wild.

Distribution:

Native to, Costa Rica

Atlantic and Pacific slope in Costa Rica. Lowland to montane rain forest on steep slopes, at 400-1500 m elevation.

Location: Costa Rica (9.959473°N, -83.605957°E)

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