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Distribution & Habitat:
Wet rainforest areas of Costa Rica.
An understory solitary palm, to 2m high, with large coarsely grained, simple leaves which have an almost corrugated appearance. The female produces a single inforescence per node, which looks very similar to a small corn cob, while the male plant produces multiple inflorescences per node.
A very attractive plant, which unfortunately is still uncommon in cultivation.
A sheltered, and moist but well drained position. Will grow in tropical thru to warm temperate regions.
Ian Edwards (Figure 1,2&3)