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Distribution & Habitat:
Found in dry scrubland (caatinga) in the eastern Brazilian state of Bahia, at altitudes above 250 m.
An acaulescent (stemless) palm with very tough, leathery, upright, dark green, glaucous leaves that get to about 2m tall.
The fruit pulp is edible with a sweet, pleasant flavor, and is often consumed locally.
Sunny, sandy, well drained position. Drought and frost tolerant. Very rarely seen in cultivation.
Ricardo Assis Figure (1,2,3&4)
Gileno Machado (Figure 5)