Bactris militaris

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Figure 1. B. militaris


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.

Contributed by:

Arden Dearden -
Equatorial Exotics (Figure 1).

External Links:

Kew, PalmWeb, eMonocot, JSTOR, Trebrown

Google, Google Images, Flickr, PACSOA Forums, PalmTalk