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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A bitter flavour, it is sometimes cooked in several changes of water[ ].

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Chamaedorea Inflorescence vegetables Palm stubs. Use of this website signifies your agreement to the Terms of Use. One of the largest members of the genus, only C. Eating this bud leades to the death tepejipote the tree because it is unable to make any side shoots[ K ]. And our palm just didn’t look like pictures of the other Chamaedorea species listed for the Lacandon Reserve. America – Colombia; C.

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In most cases, the calyx is low, ring-like and more or less inconspicuous, like that of C. This page has been accessed 29, times. Any problem with this site please report it to webmaster flaar. A plant of the moist tropics, where it is found at elevations up to 1, metres. Smartphone users quickly have information on a plant directly for the pfaf.


You can unsubscribe at anytime. Click on the edit tab above and play around. Photo by Leu Gardens botanist Eric S. If you have any useful information about this plant, please leave a comment. Strangely, Liebmann material identified as the holotype at Copenhagen is from Oaxaca as are the isotypes at Paris and the Smithsonian Institution.

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Chamaedorea tepejilote

The immature, male inflorescence is eaten raw or cooked[, ]. Our species was a clustering type, as shown below:. Chamaedorea tepejilote is an evergreen Tree growing to 7 m 23ft by 5 m 16ft at a fast rate.

In an earlier paper Hodel d I treated C. This is a shade loving species. It’s famous if only because throughout much of its distribution area from southern Mexico south through Central Chamaedrea to Columbia in South America, its heads chamaevorea immature, unopened male flowers are sold in traditional markets for use as a vegetable or in salads.

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In Guatemala it is more intensely cultivated and exploited for market than in any other chamaerorea of Central America. The groups of Palms although only a few yards from each other are in different stages of flower production.

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Year ISBN Description The second edition of an excellent guide to the edible uses of plants, though it does not give any details of cultivation etc.

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. Navigation menu Personal tools Create account Log in. Use of this Web site constitutes acceptance of the Davesgarden.

Cana verde, Pacaito, Siplina. Julian—Gregorian uncertainty Articles with ‘species’ microformats All stub articles. Pacaya Palm Chamaedorea tepejilote. Readable yet also very detailed. If you have important information about this plant that may help other users please add a comment or link below. Next month the market will be full of the fully developed but unopened flower shoots, popular as a vegetable. Leaves – cooked[ ]. Green ringed trunk with tepsjilote leaf base scars have visual affinities to bamboo culms, especially when planted en masse.

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