Distribution & Habitat:
Central American rainforest.
A very attractive, small, solitary palm to about 2m with large simple, deeply notched leaves.
A very popular palm with collectors.
Warm, sheltered and moist.
Figure 1. C. ernesti-augustii at Naples Botanic Garden
Figure 2. C. ernesti-augustii
Figure 3. C. ernesti-augustii infructescence.
Contributed by: Angelo Porcelli (Figure 1) Jason Cox (Figure 2&3)
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