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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Click on the edit tab above and play around. Year ISBN Description An excellent book, giving basic information on all the species of palms native to the Americas that were known in The berries are not what you eat, but the berries are definitely photogenic. Even small amounts of direct sun will result in yellowing and burn. This palm, at least in so Cal, hates sunlight, and will yellow badly in sun So, I tepejilte into the equally wonderful palm-talk forum at PalmTalk.

Contact Submit an Article Advertise. It is usually single-stemmed and grows up to 7 m in height and 10 cm in trunk diameter. Leaflets are lancelote and papery thin, ridged and usually pendant.

Pacaya has a somewhat bitter taste, although less so in cultivated varieties. Eating this bud leades to the death of the tree because it is unable to cjamaedorea any side shoots[ K ].


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Chamaedorea tepejilote – Palmpedia – Palm Grower’s Guide

Clustering variety of C. It does not tolerate hard freezes well, though, nor does it like intense, dry heat or winds.

The palm forest pacaya, common plant found from Mexico to Colombia has male inflorescence edible. They are called Pacaya, a term also used for the entire plant. The clustering variety is quite rare and sought after by collectors. A dioecious species – chamaedotea male and female forms need to be grown if fruit and seed are required[].

Pistillate plants are especially attractive when bearing their heavy and relatively massive, red-orange, branched infructescences with black fruits. A lovely clump of C. In that picture also notice that the pinna tips gradually diminish to long, slender, almost needlelike points. When considering the highly variable nature of C. Quite a fast grower. Contributions from the United States National Herbarium. The long, wide, tapering “S” shaped aka falcate leaflets fall from the rachis or droop a bit in a relaxed manner that just screams tropical rain forest palm.

That general kind of palm fruiting cluster, with olive-like fruits on thick, orange rachillas, occurs on a well known palm genus, Chamaedorea. The flowers are fragrant, greenish-yellow in colour, and form into clusters just below the crown. It spreads by seeds through the collection of seedlings in the forest.


Staminate in very dense spirals, contiguous, One of the taller Chamaedoreas, a usually single trunked plant but a rarer clustering variety is also found.

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You can unsubscribe at anytime. Plants and trees used to produce incense Palo jiote. And our palm just didn’t look like pictures of the other Chamaedorea species listed for the Lacandon Reserve. Because they’re so shade tolerant and often survive potting, sometimes they’re known as parlor palms.


Publisher Angus and Robertson Year ISBN Description An excellent guide, well illustrated, with information on cultivation, uses, habitat etc of almost species of Palms.

The leaflets of this species are thinner than most, with trpejilote striations. An easily grown plant if its basic requirements are met[ ]. In southern California this is considered a moderately hardy Chamaedorea, tolerating some mild frosts down to around 28F. Last update on These were grown from seeds that Warscewicz had collected in Guatemala and sent tepejiloye Europe in