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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Chamaedorea tepejilotealso known at the pacaya palmis a species of Chamaedorea palm tree found in the understory of the forests of southern MexicoCentral Americaand northern Colombia. One of the taller Chamaedoreas, a usually single trunked plant but a rarer clustering variety is also found. At first I just couldn’t believe that this was Chamaedorea tepejilote. So, I checked into the equally wonderful palm-talk forum at PalmTalk. Chamaedorea tepejilote is an evergreen Tree growing to 7 m 23ft by 5 m 16ft at a fast rate.

Fast growing palm, usually solitary, but some suckering forms available in cultivation. It is hardy to zone UK One of the largest members of the genus, only C.

The male flower is eaten while immature in salads. In early June I saw a few pacaya still bearing flowers but most already had fully developed seeds. Contact Submit an Article Advertise. The latter dish is called “rellenos de pacaya,” and is often served with tomato sauce, like chiles rellenos. In that paper, I maintained C.


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Please view the copyright link for more information. Flowers Fruits Trees Vegetables Spices. A variable plant in the wild, with some forms growing 7 metres or more tall and others only 2 metres[ ].

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A bitter flavour, it yepejilote sometimes cooked in several changes of water[ ]. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Julian—Gregorian uncertainty Articles with ‘species’ microformats All stub articles.

The apical bud, often known as a ‘palm heart’, is eaten as a vegetable[ ]. If you have questions about a plant please use the Forum on this website as we do not have the resources to answer questions ourselves. In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikispecies. Pistillate in dense or lax spirals, It is also a source of edible bone heart of palm and the leaves are used for flower arrangements and grows as an ornamental plant.

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Pacaya palm Chamaedorea tepejilote

Retrieved 29 August It has has one of the tallest and fattest trunks of all the Chamaedoreas at about 7. Year ISBN Description An excellent and well-researched small book giving information on the tepejlote of the Waimiri Atroari and listing hcamaedorea plants used. Pistillate plants are especially attractive when bearing their heavy and relatively massive, red-orange, branched infructescences with black fruits.

Plants mentioned in myths rushes, tule Ocote, pitch pine Sauco, Sambucus mexicana Oak trees, encinos Bromeliad. Great palm while young and green, though.

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In Guatemala it is more intensely cultivated and exploited for market than in any other part of Central America. Cana verde, Pacaito, Siplina. America – Colombia; C. Navigation menu Personal tools Log in. Chamaedorea tepejilote is widely cultivated for food in southern Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador.

Click on the edit tab above and play around. Basketry Colorants A to Z Index. Pacaya is a common palm tree in many parts of Guatemala. Leaves – cooked[ ]. Any mistake can be easily corrected, so don’t be afraid.

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