Chamaedorea brachypoda

COMMON NAME

​None known

TYPE

​Palm

FAMILY

​Arecaceae

NOTES

A small, clustering understory palm native to the wet lowland forest on the Atlantic slopes of Guatamala (near the town of Izabal) and Honduras. It spreads through underground runners, forming clonal colonies. Even so, it is critically endangered in the wild.

GEOGRAPHIC REGION

Guatamala and Honduras

NATIVE HABITAT

Wet lowland forest on the Atlantic slope; to 150 m elevation

WEB SOURCES

palmpedia.net

merwinconservancy.org



Chamaedorea brachypoda