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Distribution & Habitat:
Found in rainforest in Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, and Brazil, usually below 500 metres elevation.
A solitary palm to about 5 metres (125 feet) tall, with palmate leaves up to 1.6 metres (5 feet) across, at the end of a 1-1.5 metre (3-4.5 feet) petiole. The leaves are deeply split, and silvery white underneath.
Warm, sheltered and moist. Tropical in its requirements.
Kyle Wicomb (Figure 1)