Chamaedorea metallica

COMMON NAME

​Metallic Palm

TYPE

​Palm

FAMILY

​Arecaceae

NOTES

This single stemmed palm has leaves in the shape of a chalice or fish’s tail being simple, undivided and notched at the tip.  The foliage is dark metallic blue green sheen -similar to the color of gunmetal that gets more intense when wet.

GEOGRAPHIC REGION

Southeastern Mexico

NATIVE HABITAT

Dense, wet forest on the Atlantic slope; alt. 50-600 m elevation; usually on limestone.

WEB SOURCES

palmpedia.net

merwinconservancy.org

llifle.com



Chamaedorea metallica