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Useful Tropical Plants

Chamaedorea elatior

Mart.

Arecaceae

+ Synonyms

Anothea scandens (Liebm.) O.F.Cook

Chamaedorea affinis Liebm.

Chamaedorea bambusoides (H.Wendl. ex Dammer) Gérôme

Chamaedorea desmoncoides H.Wendl.

Chamaedorea montana Liebm.

Chamaedorea regia H.Wendl.

Chamaedorea repens H.Wendl.

Chamaedorea resinifera H.Wendl.

Chamaedorea robusta H.Wendl.

Chamaedorea scandens Liebm.

Nunnezharia affinis (Liebm.) Kuntze

Nunnezharia desmoncoides (H.Wendl.) Kuntze

Nunnezharia elatior (Mart.) Kuntze

Nunnezharia oaxacensis Kuntze

Nunnezharia regia (H.Wendl.) Kuntze

Nunnezharia repens (H.Wendl.) Kuntze

Nunnezharia resinifera (H.Wendl.) Kuntze

Nunnezharia robusta (H.Wendl.) Kuntze

Platythea graminea O.F.Cook

Common Name:

Chamaedorea elatior
Climbing stem
Photograph by: Tony Rodd
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General Information

Chamaedorea elatior is an evergreen palm with vigorous stems from 1 - 20 metres long that can sprawl on the ground or scramble into nearby vegetation - the upper leaves being reflexed and hooked for support. Usually only one stem is produced, rarely more; each stem is unbranched and can be 8 - 20mm in diameter[
314
Title
Palm and Cycad Societies of Australia.
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.pacsoa.org.au/
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
Contains at least a little information on the majority of palm and cycad species, plus a wealth of photographs. A first class website.
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768
Title
Field Guide to the Palms of the Americas
Publication
 
Author
Henderson A.; Galeano G.; Bernal R.
Publisher
Princeton University Press; Princeton, New Jersey.
Year
1995
ISBN
0-691-08537-4
Description
An excellent book, giving basic information on all the 550 species of palms native to the Americas that were known in 1995. Comprehensive information on the plants range and habitat, brief description, some uses and almost 250 photos.
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The plant is sometimes harvested from the wild for its stems, which are used for making baskets.

Known Hazards

The juice of the fruits of most species in this genus is said to be irritant to the skin[
297
Title
Palms of the World
Publication
 
Author
Blombery. A. & Rodd. T.
Publisher
Angus and Robertson
Year
1992
ISBN
0-207-14848-1
Description
An excellent guide, well illustrated, with information on cultivation, uses, habitat etc of almost 200 species of Palms.
].

Botanical References

331
Title
Flora of Guatemala
Publication
 
Author
Standley P.C. & J. A. Steyermark
Website
http://www.archive.org/
Publisher
 
Year
1946 - 1976
ISBN
 
Description
A superb reference, though somewhat dated. Gives lots of plant uses as well as information on plant habit and habitat. The entire flora (13 volumes) can now be downloaded from http://www.archive.org/
,
768
Title
Field Guide to the Palms of the Americas
Publication
 
Author
Henderson A.; Galeano G.; Bernal R.
Publisher
Princeton University Press; Princeton, New Jersey.
Year
1995
ISBN
0-691-08537-4
Description
An excellent book, giving basic information on all the 550 species of palms native to the Americas that were known in 1995. Comprehensive information on the plants range and habitat, brief description, some uses and almost 250 photos.

Range

C. America - Honduras, Guatemala, Mexico.

Habitat

Moist or wet, mountain forest, at elevations from 100 - 1,500 metres[
331
Title
Flora of Guatemala
Publication
 
Author
Standley P.C. & J. A. Steyermark
Website
http://www.archive.org/
Publisher
 
Year
1946 - 1976
ISBN
 
Description
A superb reference, though somewhat dated. Gives lots of plant uses as well as information on plant habit and habitat. The entire flora (13 volumes) can now be downloaded from http://www.archive.org/
,
768
Title
Field Guide to the Palms of the Americas
Publication
 
Author
Henderson A.; Galeano G.; Bernal R.
Publisher
Princeton University Press; Princeton, New Jersey.
Year
1995
ISBN
0-691-08537-4
Description
An excellent book, giving basic information on all the 550 species of palms native to the Americas that were known in 1995. Comprehensive information on the plants range and habitat, brief description, some uses and almost 250 photos.
].

Properties

Other Uses Rating *  *
HabitEvergreen Climber
Height15.00 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

Not known

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

None known

Other Uses

The stems are occasionally used to weave baskets[
768
Title
Field Guide to the Palms of the Americas
Publication
 
Author
Henderson A.; Galeano G.; Bernal R.
Publisher
Princeton University Press; Princeton, New Jersey.
Year
1995
ISBN
0-691-08537-4
Description
An excellent book, giving basic information on all the 550 species of palms native to the Americas that were known in 1995. Comprehensive information on the plants range and habitat, brief description, some uses and almost 250 photos.
].

Propagation

Seed -
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