From the Greek chamai – on the ground, rhops – a bush.
A single species genus. For description see C. humilis.
Seeds germinate erratically over 5-15 months. Suckers can be transplanted.
1 species from southern Europe, northern Africa and Malta.
Source: (2005). Arecaceae. In: . Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 5. Flowering plants. Monocotyledons. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press.