A Field Key to the Palms of Belize
|Leaves palmately compound (or costapalmate, or palmately lobed)||Group I|
|Leaves simple or pinnately compound|
|Stems and/or petioles armed with spines or thorns||Group II|
|Stems stout, often dark to light gray, potentially taller than 5 m||Group III|
cane like, usually green or brown, rarely taller than 5 m
(except in the potential species Chamaedorea elatior, a climbing palm)
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