Sorting Ceroxylon names

Species on this page ( A = names approved by most authorities, s = approved as synonyms) :



Ceroxylon alpinum Bonpl. ex DC.

SYNONYM(S) : Ceroxylon andicola Bonpl. , Ceroxylon ferrugineum André

ARABIC : Nakhlet esh sham' (as C. andicola).

CHINESE : La zong.

ENGLISH : Andean wax palm, Wax palm.

FRENCH : Palmier à cire des Andes.

GERMAN : Andenwachspalme, Wachspalme.

ITALIAN : Palma della cera.

SPANISH : Palma blanca, Palma cera.


Ceroxylon parvifrons H. Wendl.

CHINESE : Jin huang la zong.

ENGLISH : Golden wax palm, Small-leaved waxpalm.

FRENCH : Palmier à cire doré à petite feuilles.

GERMAN : Goldene Wachspalme.


Ceroxylon quindiuense (H. Karst.) H. Wendl.

ENGLISH : Quindio waxpalm.

SPANISH : Palma de cera, Palma de cera del Quindío, Palma del Quindío.

Ceroxylon vogelianum H. Wendl.

SYNONYM(S) : Ceroxylon hexandrum Dugand

ENGLISH : Vogel's wax palm.

General Bibliography


General & specific on-line


Complementary / Specific


EURODICAUTOM, On-line Technical Dictionary in 12 languages provided by the European Commission < >.

Mabberley D.J. 1997, The Plant-Book : a Portable Dictionary of the Vascular Plants, 2d Edition, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, U.K.

USDA, ARS, 2002, National Genetic Resources Program. Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN). [Online Database] National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. Available: (05 March 2003).

Wang Zongxun et al. 1996, A New Latin, Chinese, English Botanical Nomenclature. Chinese Academy of Sciences, Institute of Botany. Aviation Industry Publisher, Beijing.

Wiersema J. H. & León B. 1999, World Economic Plants : a Standard Reference. CRC Press LLC.


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