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Acrocomia armentalis, Acrocomia crispa
Cuban Belly Palm,
Open forest on limestone based soils.
A very distinctive, tall, spiny palm to about 15m, with swollen middle on a very slender base, and a dense crown of arching leaves.
Sunny, well drained position, but with plenty of water. Very slow growing when young, but speed up considerably when they start to trunk.
Rolf Kyburz, (from Palms & Cycads No. 44, July-Sept 1994).