Previously known by the rather melifluous name of Dasystachys deckeriana, Chamaedorea deckeriana is an attractive, small palm with large, simple leaves, native to rainforests from southeastern Nicaragua to Panama
Chamaedorea deckeriana is a particularly attractive plant, and with it's scarcity would be much sought after by collectors. The packed and heavily laden bright red-orange fruits add to its overall spectacular appearance. It is solitary with large coarse bifid leaves having an almost corrugated look, from 3- 2 m tall, with a slender stem of 2-3 cm in diameter. Uncommon in cultivation and easily confused with C. allenii and C. zamorae. It exists in a few collections in California, Florida, Hawaii, and Australia. It is also cultivated in a few gardens in Costa Rica.