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.