Chamaedorea murriensis Galeano, Principes 31: 143 (1987)

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Map uses TDWG level 3 distributions (
Colombiapresent (World Checklist of Arecaceae)B
Panamápresent (World Checklist of Arecaceae)B




  • Habit: solitary or cespitose, erect, 2-3.5 m tall. Stem: 2-3 cm diam., green. Leaves: 7-10, pinnate; sheath 16 cm long, tubular, green, striated; petiole 5-6 cm long; rachis 42-50 cm long; blade obovate; pinnae 2-4 on each side of rachis, apical ones very large, 50 x 18-20 cm, occupying a little more than 1/2 rachis, elliptic, slightly toothed toward apex, 10-11-nerved, other pinnae 25-32 x 5-7 cm, lanceolate, sigmoid, acuminate, 4-7 cm apart, I prominent primary nerve per pinna, this yellowish, several secondaries and tertiaries, primaries total 13 on each side of rachis. Inflorescenses: simply branched. Staminate with peduncle 72 cm long, 3 mm wide; bracts 6, upper one 20 x I cm, tubular, membranous to papery, slightly striated; rachis 7-8 cm long; rachillae 14, these to 30 cm long, 1 mm wide, pendulous, rigid. Pistillate green in flower, red with mature fruits; peduncle 60 70 cm long, 4 mm wide; bracts 6, similar in shape and size to those of staminate; rachis 6-13 cm long; rachillae 11-14, these 16-20 cm long, rigid, 1.5 mm diam. Flowers: Staminate in rather lax spirals, 3-3.5 x 2.5-3 mm, ± globose, dark when dried; calyx 1-1.5 mm x 2.5-3 mm, deeply lobed, sepals connate in basal 1/4, broadly rounded apically; petals 3 x 1.5-2 mm, valvate, connate apically and basally and adnate apically to pistillode and corolla opening by lateral slits, lanceolate, thick; stamens 2.5 mm high, filaments 1.75-2 mm long, anthers 2 mm long, dorsifixed, straight, oblong, white when fresh; pistillode 2.5-3 mm high, columnar, truncate. Pistillate in lax spirals, 2.5 x 3-3.5 mm, depressed-globose, dark when dried, superficial; calyx 1.5 x 2.5 mm, lobed, sepals imbricate in basal 1/2, broadly rounded apically; petals 2.5 x 22.5 mm, broadly ovate, imbricate, thick, acute and erect apically; pistil 2.2 mm high, ellipsoid, briefly 3-lobed apically. Fruits: 12 x 9-10 mm, subglobose, black, stigmatic residue basal; seeds 10 x 8 mm, subglobose, brown. (Hodel, D. 1992. Chamaedorea Palms, The Species and Their Cultivation. The International Palm Society.)A

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