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Distribution & Habitat:
Endemic to a few limestone ridges of Central Cuba.
A tall, solitary, pinnate palm. It is similar in appearance to Gaussia princeps, but it has broader leaflets giving it a lushier appearance.
Very rarely seen in cultivation.
Sunny, moist, but well drained. Prefers limestone based soils.
Rolf Kyburz (Figure 1&2 - from Palms & Cycads, No. 44, July-Sept 1995).