Author: Jan Scholten
Region: Brazil, Colombia, Peru.
Genus: 1 species
Botany: fan palm, medium-size, 4 m high; stem single; stemmed; leaves palmate, whitish or silver-grey underside; pleonanthic,flowers repeatedly over the course of its lifespan; flowers hermaphroditic, whitish; fruit yellowish-green, ± 2 cm diameter.
Use: extract salt from the burnt stem; leaves for thatch.