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Maximiliana insignis, Scheelea insignis
Distribution & Habitat:
An understory palm of the western Amazon basin (Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, and Brazil). It prefers low-level poorly drained soils and flood plains.
A medium sized, solitary palm with a short, subterranean stem. It has erect, plumose leaves, up to 7m long, with persistent leaf bases.
Warm, sheltered position. Doesn't mind poor drainage.
Luke Nancarrow (Figure 1)