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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Because they’re so shade tolerant and often survive potting, sometimes they’re known as parlor palms.

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One of the largest members of the genus, only C. If you have questions chamaedkrea a plant please use the Forum on this website as we do not have the resources to answer questions ourselves. Pacaya is a common palm tree in many parts of Guatemala. This page was last modified on 26 Aprilat Cacao, cocoa, chocolate Glossary on Cocoa Theobroma angustifolium Theobroma bicolor.

Year ISBN Description The second edition of an excellent guide to the edible uses of plants, though it does not give any details of cultivation etc. Navigation menu Personal tools Log in. When considering the highly variable nature of C. For more information about QR Codes click here. Many Special Thanks to Ed Vaile for his long hours of tireless editing and numerous contributions.


Green ringed trunk with white leaf base scars have visual affinities to bamboo culms, especially when planted en masse. Chamaedorea tepejilote is a variable species throughout its very wide range. This palm -related article is a stub. Root crops Sweet potato Jicama Cassava Malanga.

Chamaedorea tepejilote Pacaya Palm, Palmito dulce PFAF Plant Database

Some information cannot be used for commercial reasons or be modified but some can. The palm bore a tepejillote, panicle-type cluster of immature fruits arising from thick, brightly orange subdivisions of the panicle’s stems, or rachillas, as shown below:.

Comprehensive information on the plants range and habitat, brief description, some uses and almost photos. It can be solitary or clumping.

Flowers native to Guatemala visible now around the world Dahlia. At first I just couldn’t believe that this was Chamaedorea tepejilote. In other projects Wikimedia Commons Chammaedorea. In an earlier paper Hodel d I treated C.

Chamaedorea tepejilote – Wikipedia

They are called Pacaya, a term also used for the entire plant. The apical bud, often known as a ‘palm heart’, tepejliote eaten as a vegetable[ ]. All images copyright of the artists and photographers see images for credits. Fruits vines or cacti Granadilla Pitaya. Fast growing palm, usually solitary, but some suckering forms available in cultivation.


Chamaedorea tepejilote

They have bean-shaped fruit that ripen orange-brown, not black. It spreads by seeds through the collection of seedlings in the forest. A lovely clump of C. One of the taller Chamaedoreas, a usually single trunked plant but a rarer clustering variety is also found. Klotzsch described and named c. However, I have been unable to locate any Liebmann collections of C. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Any problem with this site please report it to webmaster flaar. A bitter flavour, it is sometimes cooked in several changes of water[ ].

Male flower Photograph by: Smartphone users quickly have information on a plant directly for the pfaf. It is like you would expect an alien creature to be designed: QR Code What’s this?

I had not tepejilte type material of C. Once you are registered you can contribute, change, or correct the text, and even add photos on this page. Chamaedorea tepejilotealso known at the pacaya palmis a species of Chamzedorea palm tree found in the understory of the forests of southern MexicoCentral Americaand northern Colombia. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

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