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Aereas (local name)
Distribution & Habitat:
Open forest on limestone soils in Puerto Rico.
A tall (to about 20m) solitary, pinnate palm with a very swollen base, and a rather scrappy crown of leaves.
Sunny, moist, but well drained position. Very slow, and intolerant of cold. Likes regular dressings of lime.
Carlos Ramos (Figures 1,2,3,4,5,6&7)