Author: Jan Scholten
Name: comes from Greek chamai, meaning 'on the ground', and dorea, meaning 'gift', in reference to easily reached fruits.
English: Cat palm; Cascade palm; Cataract palm.
Genus: 107 species
Region: subtropical, tropical; Americas.
Botany: palms, small, to 6 m tall; stems slender, cane-like; understory in rainforests, spreading by underground runners, forming clonal colonies; leaves pinnate, rarely entire, with one to numerous leaflets; flowers inflorescences, dioecious; fruit orange or red drupe ± 2 cm diameter.