Chamaedorea linearis

Family: Arecaceae    Palm Tree

Common Name: St. Pauls Cane Palm

Scientific Synonymy:
Chamaedorea latisecta

Cold Hardiness Zone: 8a     View the UK and US zone maps

Chamaedorea linearis Information

Stems solitary, 2-10 m tall and 2-8 cm diameter, erect or occasionally creeping. Leaves 3-8, pinnate; leaflets 11-62 per side, lanceolate to almost sigmoid, 16-85 cm long and 2.5-12 cm wide. Inflorescences erect, the males multiple the female solitary at each node, both male and female with 5-53 flowering branches, the males with flowers clustered; fruits globose to ellipsoid, 0.8-2.5 cm diameter, red.

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Native to, Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Venezuela

Throughout the Andes between 500 and 2800 m, but decending to 50 m in the Pacific lowlands of Columbia and Ecuador; rain forest on mountain slopes.

Location: Ecuador (-17.846157°N, -64.054932°E)

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