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Distribution & Habitat:
Widely distributed in Amazon wet rainforest.
Small spiny clustering palm, with trunks up to 2 m tall, leaves 3.5-4 m long, altho only spiny along the base of the petiole. Fruit starts out green but becomes red.
Warm, sheltered and moist.
Jose Augusto de Almeida (Figure 1&2)
Gileno Machado (Figure 3)