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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We are currently updating this section. Basketry Colorants A to Z Index. This QR Code is unique to this page. Chamaedorea tepejilote – Leibm. In that picture also notice that the pinna tips gradually diminish to long, slender, almost needlelike points. Moist, humus-rich soils in the understorey of the rainforests[]. Prefers a pH in the range 6. Chamaedorea Inflorescence vegetables Palm stubs.

Added to salads traditionally eaten in Guatemala on the Day of the Dead or cooked as a vegetable called “rellenos de pacaya,” and is often served with tomato sauce, like chiles rellenos. The trunk has swollen nodes and the crown is composed of loose dark green fronds. It requires a well-drained, moist, humus-rich soil[]. This is a QR code short for Quick Response which gives fast-track access to our website pages.


Can chamaedorez recognized by the extremely prominent yellow stripe along the lower side of the petiole many Chamaedoreas have that stripe, but it is faint in most of those other species along with the ridged, pendant leaflets.

Plants For A Future have a number of books available in paperback and digital form. This one, however, had a main trunk that was fairly large for a Chamaedoreaas shown below:. Pistillate in dense or lax spirals, Copy and print cahmaedorea QR code to a plant label, poster, book, website, magazines, newspaper etc and even t-shirts. It is harvested before the inflorescence opens, at which stage it looks like an ear of corn[ ].

The palm forest pacaya, common plant found from Mexico to Colombia has male inflorescence edible. Special thanks to Palmweb. QR Code What’s this? It occurs in moist or wet forests on a variety of substrates from southern Mexico to northern Colombia.

You can see it below:. That general kind of palm fruiting cluster, with olive-like fruits on thick, orange rachillas, occurs on a well known palm genus, Chamaedorea. One of the largest members chamaevorea the genus, only C. Fast growing palm, usually solitary, but some suckering forms available in cultivation. Use of this website signifies your agreement to the Terms of Use.

Chamaedorea tepejilote – Wikipedia

In that paper, I maintained C. Its large, spreading leaves easily provide denser shade for smaller chamaedoreas requiring lower light. This plant has been said to grow in the following regions: Stephanostachys tepejilote, Chamaedorea exorrhiza, Chamaedorea anomospadix. You will receive a range of benefits including: Navigation menu Personal tools Create account Log in.

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Any mistake can be easily corrected, so don’t be afraid. Chamaedorea tepejilote is widely cultivated for food in southern Mexico, Guatemala, Camaedorea, and El Salvador.

Smartphone users quickly have information on a plant directly for the pfaf. Contents 1 Common Names: Because they’re so shade tolerant and often survive potting, sometimes they’re known as parlor palms.

Pacaya Palm

Now containing plants. Arecaceae ar-ek-AY-see-ee Info Genus: The unopened staminate inflorescences, resembling ears of corn, are sold in markets and used as a vegetable or in salads. The flowers are fragrant, greenish-yellow in colour, and form into clusters just below the crown.

This is a great indoor palm. The park of Auto Safari Chapin also has them.

Pacaya palm Chamaedorea tepejilote

It spreads by seeds through the collection of seedlings in the forest. Views Read Edit View history. Always seek advice from a professional before using a plant medicinally.