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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In Chamaedorea cataractarum Mart., the anisotomous division of the apical meristem occurred very early in development, and as the stems matured, the division appeared to be equal (Fisher, 1973).
Las categorias de clasificacion que reflejen y busquen la satisfaccion de necesidades seran mas diversas de acuerdo a la complejidad de la necesidad; es decir, la mayor diversidad de especies o mayor indice es reflejo de la complejidad de la necesidad a satisfacer como son los casos de Chamaedorea oblongata Mart.
The most common species found in the understory of the native forest stands were Palicourea deviae (Rubiaceae), Hoffmannia glabra (Rubiaceae), Chamaedorea linearis (Arecaceae), Siparuna laurifolia (Siparunaceae) and Piper spp.
Or better yet, look to the thin-trunked, 10-foot baby queen palm (Chamaedorea plumosa) or any number of the steadily ascending blue-leaved species.
Araceae Philodendron barrosoanum Araliaceae Dendropanax arboreus X Araliaceae Schefflera morototoni X Arecaceae Chamaedorea tepejilote Arecaceae Prestoea acuminata X Asteraceae Bidens sp.
1 Melastomataceae 6, 77 Guatteria crassipes Annonaceae 4, 86 Chamaedorea sp.
(2010) Estudio de la herbivoria de la palma camedor (Chamaedorea radicalis Mart.) en la Sierra Madre Oriental de Tamaulipas, Mexico.
The heart of mitdra (Prestoea acuminata) and the fruits of the nurun palm (Chamaedorea tepejilote) are of particular importance, and the young leaves and tendrils of three vines--ka (unidentified), ka teguea (Sechium venosum) and ngroga (unidentified)--are eaten frequently as greens.
Reproductive biology of the dioecious understory palm Chamaedorea radicalis in a Mexican cloud forest: pollination vector, flowering phenology and female fecundity .J.