Claimed by some to be a synonym for C. tepejilote , but not according to the Monocot List
Distribution & Habitat:
A small to medium sized solitary palm to about 4m tall. Very closely related to C. tepejilote .
Lightly shaded, moist, but well drained position. Tolerant of light frost.
Figure 1. C. alternans at Kew Gardens
Figure 2. C. alternans leaf detail.
Contributed by: Colin Wilson (Figure 1&2)
For further information try VPE PALM