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Central American rainforest.
A massive palm, featuring extremely long leaves (up to 10m), held almost upright, with the dark green leaflets hanging down, (hence the occasionally used term "rain tree"). These leaves, combined with a trunk that can reach 15m, results in a rather impressive plant.
The large, oval-shaped fruit is harvested commercially to produce cohune oil, a lubricant.
A very slow growing plant, best suited to the tropics, or a sheltered warm spot in the sub-tropics, it is none the less quite popular with collectors because of its majestic appearance.
Bob Lauri (Figure 1,2&3).