Chamaedorea sullivanorum

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Chamaedorea
(kahm-eh-doh-REH-ah)
sullivanorum
(sul-lah-vahn-OHR-uhm)
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Panama city, Panama. Photo by Zulli Franceschi.
Scientific Classification
Genus: Chamaedorea
(kahm-eh-doh-REH-ah)
Species:
sullivanorum
(sul-lah-vahn-OHR-uhm)
Synonyms
Chamaedorea pumila
Native Continent
America
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Morphology
Habit: Solitary
Leaf type: Bifid
Culture
Survivability index
Common names
None.

Habitat and Distribution

Chamaedorea sullivanorum is found in Rainforest of
Panama city, Panama. Photo by Zulli Franceschi
Panama.

Description

Trunk type: Solitary, this is a very small palm. Leaf detail: Bifid, dark blue/green, somewhat mottled, widely serrated leaf edges, heavily corrugated leaf surface. Editing by edric.

Culture

Requirements: Full shade to filtered light. Consistently moist soil, well drained position. this palm requires fair levels of humidity, and moderate warmth. Also known as Chamaedorea pumila, more cultural information can be attained by clicking the banner below.

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Comments and Curiosities

Chamaedorea are dioecious, male, and female flowers, on separate plants.

Etymology: This palm is named after a local Southern California palm grower, Pauleen Sullivan. There is said to be a green form, for now classified as the same species.


External Links

References

Phonetic spelling of Latin names by edric.

Special thanks to Geoff Stein, (Palmbob) for his hundreds of photos.

Special thanks to Palmweb.org, Dr. John Dransfield, Dr. Bill Baker & team, for their volumes of information and photos.

Glossary of Palm Terms; Based on the glossary in Dransfield, J., N.W. Uhl, C.B. Asmussen-Lange, W.J. Baker, M.M. Harley & C.E. Lewis. 2008. Genera Palmarum - Evolution and Classification of the Palms. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. All images copyright of the artists and photographers (see images for credits).


Many Special Thanks to Ed Vaile for his long hours of tireless editing and numerous contributions.

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