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Dwarf Fishtail Palm, Chamaedorea metallica | by Museum of Life + Science
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Dwarf Fishtail Palm, Chamaedorea metallica

The Dwarf Fishtail Palm (Chamaedorea metallica) is a small palm native to Mexico. It grows 3-5 feet tall with metallic blue-green leaves that can get 30 inches long. The male and female flowers are produced on separate plants. This species is endangered and threatened by expanding coffee plantations.


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Taken on June 26, 2008