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Chamaedorea tepejilote is an evergreen Tree growing to 7 m (23ft) by 5 m (16ft) at a fast rate. It is hardy to zone (UK) The plant is not self-fertile. Suitable for. Pacaya is a common palm tree in many parts of Guatemala. The flowers are found in village markets. I enjoy eating this, but don’t yet have any. Common Names: Pacaya Palm. Distribution & Habitat: Moist or wet forest on the Atlantic and Pacific slopes of Central America; from Mexico.

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Post a comment about this plant. It requires at least moderate shade, and can tolerate deep shade[ ]. Therefore, the question now became, “Which Chamaedorea species is this?

This is a QR code short for Quick Response which gives fast-track access to our website pages. Org, posted my pictures and the above observations, and asked for help. Green ringed trunk with white leaf base scars have visual affinities to bamboo culms, especially when planted en masse. However the male inflorescence itself is not very photogenic.

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Because they’re so shade tolerant and often survive potting, sometimes they’re known as parlor palms. I had tepehilote seen type material of C. In early June I saw a few pacaya still bearing flowers but most already had fully developed seeds.


Usually at least one good photograph, plus basic information about the plant and its cultivation. QR Codes are barcodes that can be read by mobile phone smartphone cameras. But, ten species of the Palm Family are listed for Chiapas’s Lacandon Reserve, and half of those species belong to the genus Chamaedorea.

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Cacao, cocoa, chocolate Glossary on Cocoa Theobroma angustifolium Theobroma bicolor. This page was last modified Views Read View source View history. One new piece of information about the Pacaya, resulting from this exercise, appeared in a paper entitled “Actividad hipoglucemiante de Chamaedorea tepejilote Liebm.

Flowers native to Guatemala visible now around the world Dahlia. America – Panama to Mexico. Publisher Kampong Publications, California. Pacaya palm is dioecious and fast-growing.

Net website I studied that species’ description. America – Colombia; C. That general kind of palm fruiting cluster, with olive-like fruits on thick, orange rachillas, occurs on a well known palm genus, Chamaedorea. Navigation menu Personal tools Create account Log in. The long, wide, tapering “S” shaped leaflets fall from the rachis or droop a bit in a relaxed manner that is very typical of tropical rain forest palms.

Views Read View source View history. One of the largest members of the genus, only C. Some Chamaedorea species produce single trunks while others have clustered trunks.

Once you are registered you can chajaedorea, change, or correct the text, and even add photos on this page. Chamaedorea tepejilote – Leibm. Strangely, Liebmann material identified as the holotype at Copenhagen is from Oaxaca as are the isotypes at Paris and the Smithsonian Institution.


Pacaya Palm, Chamaedorea tepejilote, Other Names: Navigation menu Personal tools Log in. These were grown from seeds that Warscewicz had collected in Guatemala and sent to Europe in Can be recognized by the extremely prominent yellow stripe along the lower side of the petiole many Chamaedoreas have that stripe, but it is faint in most of those other species along with the ridged, pendant leaflets.

Last update on The latter dish is called “rellenos de pacaya,” and is often served with tomato sauce, like chiles rellenos. The leaves repejilote apical buds can also be cooked. Pistillate in dense or lax spirals, According to Standley and Steyermarkit is difficult to find constant tepekilote features and, essentially, differences are of size, not of character.


It is harvested before the inflorescence opens, at which stage it looks like an ear of corn[ ]. If you have any useful information about this plant, please leave a comment. It is hardy to zone UK From central America south to Colombia.