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Chamaedorea tepejilote

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The tepejilote or Pacaya Palm as it is commonly known, like all other Chamaedoreas, originate from the Central Americas. Widely used by Central American tribes people as a food source, natives treat the inflorescence as a form of cabbage. One attached image shows the flowers bound with string and being prepared for eating. The solitary trunk of this Chamaedorea is the thickest of all the species, growing to some 75mm or 3" in diameter. Height is also proportional to the stem thickness and the palm can reach 8 meters or 25 feet in the shaded tropical forests of Central America.