Chambeyronia Vieill.

After Captain Charles Chambeyron, 19th century French naval commander.

Solitary spineless palms. Trunks ringed with leaf scars. Crownshaft well developed. Leaves regularly feather-shaped, arching, often only a few in the crown and generally red at first. Leaf stalks spineless. Flowers unisexual, both sexes occurring in one inflorescence. Panicles arising among the leaves. Fruit spherical to ovoid containing 1 seed.

Attractive palms which grow in moist rainforest at low to moderate altitude.

Fresh seed germinates readily.

Closely related to Archontophoenix and Hedyscepe having stems ringed with leaf scars. Small palms with a prominent crownshaft and relatively sparse crown of feather-shaped leaves.

 2 species from New Caledonia.

Moore & Uhl (1984), Hodel & Pintaud (1998).

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
Higher taxa
Subordinate taxa
species         Chambeyronia macrocarpa Vieill.