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Distribution & Habitat:
Native to Brazil in sandy coastal areas.
A medium sized solitary palm with dark green pinnate leaves with very thin petioles which are spiny near the base. Ripe fruits are orange.
Likes an open sunny, well drained position but will grow in some shade. Seeds germinate in 2-4 months. Quite cold tolerant.
Luke Nancarrow (Figure 2)
Ryan Gallivan (Figure 3)
Gileno Machado (Figure 1&4)