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Distribution & Habitat:
Costa Rican rainforest.
A very attractive, medium sized, spiny palm with long, narrow, simple, upright, dark grey/green leathery leaves.
Extremely rare, and thought to be extinct until recently rediscovered. Very highly sought after by palm collectors.
Warm, sheltered, and moist.
Arden Dearden -
Equatorial Exotics (Figure 1).