Taxonomically, this species of Chamaedorea is an accepted species. When I got started in palms about 44 years ago, you could occasionally find one available but you really had to seek it out. Then they disappeared from the market. I have a friend with a mature matched and sexed pair of them who set seeds last year. I haven’t this species for sale for at least 20 years. No one has them. We’re offering them in a small size and have very few available.
This is a suckering green leaf understory species of Chamaedorea. They get a mature height of twelve to fourteen feet and have an appearance similar to C. costaricana. But, the leaves are longer and the trunks are thicker. Trunks remain vertical and don’t usually lean. This species has historically been used to make some of the more interesting Chamaedorea hybrids including the famous “Irving Cantor” cross. They were chosen for hybridization because of their strong vertical trunks. Cold tolerance is into the twenties F. We’re putting our 5 gallon size on sale. Note on the closeup photo of the base of trunk how thick it is. This is much thicker than costaricana.