Chamaedorea glaucifolia H.Wendl.

Trunk solitary, to over 5 m tall. Leaves 1-2 m long, erect to arching in a sparse crown. Leaflets very narrow, clustered and in several ranks, widely spaced, covered with a powdery bloom. Fruit small, black, on fleshy reddish branch. Interesting slender palm ideal for group planting. Needs shade.



C. klotzschiana H.Wendl. from Mexico has a solitary trunk to 3 m long, 5 cm wide. Leaves 1-1.5 m long, arching. Leaflets clustered, bright green, relatively broad, arranged in one rank. Fruit small, black, contrasting with the orange branch. Occurs at high altitude in moist forest. Excellent for group planting.

Source: Jones, D; Spencer, R. (2005). Arecaceae. In: Spencer, R.. Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 5. Flowering plants. Monocotyledons. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press.

kingdom Plantae
phylum   Tracheophyta
class    Magnoliopsida
superorder     Lilianae
order      Arecales
family       Arecaceae
genus        Chamaedorea Willd.