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Potato Chip Palm
Endangered in habitat.
Distribution & Habitat:
Wet, tropical rainforest of Guatamala and Mexico.
A very small palm, to about 1m high with corrugated leaves, which hasve distinctly toothed margins. The typical form has a plain green leaf, with very attractive white edge around it, however there are several other forms with slight differences in the leaf.
A very popular palm with collectors, due to its very unusual leaves and size, but now unfortunately rare in its natural habitat.
Warm, sheltered and moist.
Colin Wilson (Figure 1,2,3,4&5)