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[[www.iucnredlist.orgdetails38508" Endangered It is harvested for the edible palm heart.
Distribution & Habitat:
An emergent palm of the Seychelles in lowland forest up to 600 m.
A very tall (to 35m), slender palm, with a whitish crownshaft. The dark green, pinnate leaves are covered in black spines on the underside, however they form a very attractive crown. It also has a very spiny seed pod and the seed are about the size of a sunflower kernel.
This palm is rather cold sensitive (as are all the Seychelles palms), and also requires very good drainage.
Jeff White (Figure 1)
Phillip Arrowsmith (Figures 2,3,45).