Chamaedorea


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Chamaedorea

 

(pacaya), a genus of dioecious plants of the family Palmae having an underground rhizome and numerous slender stems or a single stem. A few species are lianas. The leaves are mostly entire, although some that are furcate at the apex or pinnate are encountered. The small, fragrant flowers are yellow or red and are gathered in spicate or panicled inflorescences. The fruit, a berry, is the size of a pea. There are about 100 species, distributed in Central and South America. The unopened staminate inflorescences of the species C. tepejilote are used in Central America as a vegetable in salads and other foods. Many species, including C. concolor, C. elatior, and C. elegans, are grown in greenhouses and as houseplants.

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Additionally, a population study of Chamaedorea radicalis showed that the trends found in two years did not differ substantially from those found in six years (Endress et al.
Reproductive biology of the dioecious understory palm Chamaedorea radicalis in a Mexican cloud forest: pollination vector, flowering phenology and female fecundity .
The most important species to treat ailments related to poisoning were Socratea exhorriza (four aliments), Altalea maripa and Chamaedorea angustisecta (three ailments each); all species were more important in the Amazon, and in Colombia and Bolivia (Appendix 2).
Este hallazgo concuerda con Oyama & Dirzo (1991), donde los autores identificaron ocho especies de Calyptocephala (Coleoptera-Chrysomelidae) como los principales herbivoros asociados latitudinalmente a la distribucion geografica de las especies de Chamaedorea a traves de un gradiente desde Brasil hasta Mexico.
En los tres sitios, la especie mas abundante fue la palma Chamaedorea linearis, con un porcentaje entre 24 y 29%, lo que indica un buen estado de regeneracion.
Project Description: Contribute to sustainable agroforestry management in 10 towns in the sub-basins of the rivers Plank, Los Amates and Cuxtepeques, located in the Biosphere Reserve El Triunfo and La Sepultura, by strengthening and guidance of an agroforestry model for sustainable integrated production management conservation coffee and palm Chamaedorea UMA in an area of ?
En algunos casos existen numerosas palmas de la especie Astrocaryum mexicanum acompanadas de Chamaedorea y helechos arboreos (Salas-Morales et al.
150 Asparagus plumosus Baker 151 Chamaedorea seifrizii Burrett 152 Lonchocarpus guatemalensis Benth.
Female fecundity is dependent on substrate, rather than male abundance, in the wind-pollinated, dioecious understory palm Chamaedorea radicalis.
Se debe dilucidar si se trata de la misma especie que se asocia con Chamaedorea costaricana Oerst.