Chamaedorea tuerckheimii

Synonymy: None Distribution: Guatemala, Mexico
Common names: Potato chip palm, ruffles palm Conservation status: Rare

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Typical form

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"Chiapis" form

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"No white" form

Chamaedorea tuerckheimi (potato chip palm) is from Guatemala and Mexico. It   is one of the smallest palms and is very choice due to it's dwarf nature and leaves that look like potato chips. This is a 'must have' for any collector of palms and it will grow in California, Hawaii, and Florida.

Photos courtesy and copyright 1998, Geoff Stein; taken at private gardens in Ventura, CA.

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