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kumbu, koemboe, lu, comou (local names).
Distribution & Habitat:
Widely distributed throughout the northern Amazon rainforest.
A tall, thin, solitary feather palm, stem to 30cm in diameter and up to 18m tall, with drooping leaflets. It has dark red to purple, globose fruits,
The fruit is made into a drink, after removing the skin and cooking.
Sunny, moist, but well drained position. Prefers tropical conditions.
Ti-Palm' Society (Figure 1,2,3&4)