Distribution & Habitat:
Rainforest in the Chiapas region of Mexico.
A medium sized, pinnate, solitary palm to about 5m tall, with quite a thick trunk. Quite similar in appearance to to C. woodsoniana .
Only recently described.
Shady, moist, but well drained position.
Figure 1. C. benziei
Contributed by: Ian Edwards (Figure 1)
For further information try VPE PALM