Chamaedorea elegans, Chamaedorea tepejilote.
Chamaedorea elegans Mart. Palmae.
South America. The young, unexpanded flower-spikes are used as a vegetable.
Chamaedorea tepejilote Liebm.
Mexico. The flowers, when still enclosed in the spathes, are highly esteemed as a culinary vegetable.
Sturtevant's Edible Plants of the World, 1919, was edited by U. P. Hedrick.