Author: Jan Scholten
Region: South America.
Taxonomy: close to Cocos nucifera.
Use: edible seeds
Botany: palms; trunks solitary, clusters, subterranean stems; inflorescences at the leaf crown; leaves are pinnate, recurved, from ± 4 m; monoecious; flowers white or off-white, unisexual, woody bract is spoon or boat-shaped.