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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Prefers a pH in the range 6. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Its large, spreading leaves easily provide denser shade for smaller chamaedoreas requiring lower light.

Dye plants chamedorea textiles Bibliography, Cochlospermum vitifolium Tecomasuche, Coclospermum vitifolium Palo de tinto Palo de Campeche, tinto Haematoxylum campechianum. Green ringed trunk with white leaf base scars have visual affinities to bamboo culms, especially when planted en masse.

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Kuntze Stephanostachys casperiana Chamaedlrea Oerst. Though many ‘bamboo-like’ Chamaedoreas have a pale line along the ventral surface of the petiole, it is the most pronounced in this species, and is a characteristic that can help identify it. Several collectors, including Liebmann, Linden, Warscewicz, and Wendland, sent propagative material of C.


Plants For A Future can not take any responsibility for any adverse effects from the use of plants. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Cacao, cocoa, chocolate Glossary on Cocoa Theobroma angustifolium Theobroma bicolor. When time and funding permit, each flower each plant species will have its own page, and its own PDF, and eventually its own PPT so that professors and students have plenty of material on Guatemala and Honduras, etc to study.

The trunk has swollen nodes and the crown is composed of loose dark green fronds. First, it was interesting how the fronds’ leaflet, or “pinna,” tips fused together to form “fishtails,” as shown below:.

The latter dish is called “rellenos de pacaya,” and is often served with tomato sauce, like chiles rellenos. Leaves – cooked[ ].

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Please view the copyright link for more information. Excerpts from Jim Conrad’s Naturalist Newsletter. See the chapter on economic uses for a more extensive account of Pacaya. Because they’re so shade tolerant and often survive potting, sometimes they’re known as parlor palms. You can see it below:.


Some information cannot be used for commercial reasons or be modified but some can. The apical bud, often known as a ‘palm heart’, is eaten as a vegetable[ ]. One of the largest members of the genus, only C. Liebmann apparently discovered C. It is harvested before the inflorescence opens, at which stage it looks like an ear of corn[ ].

This page was last edited on 27 Decemberat Such “drip tips” often occur on many kinds of plants living in rainy areas. The flowers are found in village markets. You will receive a range of benefits including: This palm, at least in so Cal, hates sunlight, and will yellow badly in sun Publisher Angus and Robertson Year ISBN Description An excellent guide, well illustrated, with information on cultivation, uses, habitat etc of almost species of Palms.


When considering the highly variable nature of C. Bulletin of the United States National Museum. Use of this Web site constitutes acceptance of the Davesgarden.

Views Read View source View history. Chamaedorea tepejilote is a variable species throughout its very wide range. According to Standley and Steyermarkit is difficult to find constant distinguishing features and, essentially, tepjeilote are of size, not of character. For more information about QR Codes click here. A dioecious species – both male and female forms need to be grown if fruit and seed are required[]. Fast growing palm, usually solitary, but some suckering forms available in cultivation.

Readable yet also very detailed. Next month the market will be full of the fully developed but unopened flower shoots, popular as a vegetable.

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