Grayum & Hodel
Principes 35: 133 (1991)
Understorey palm. Stem to 2 m tall, 1.5-2.5 cm in diameter, often with adventitious roots on the proximal nodes. Leaves erect, bluish metallic green; blade simple 60-80 cm long, 25-30 cm wide. Inflorescences one per node, infrafoliar, often borne close to the base of the stem, 35-40 cm long; branches 5-10, to 10 cm long, those of female inflorescences becoming red in fruit. Fruits elliptic, 10-15 mm long, black.
Central America and N Ecuador (until now not recorded in between) in premontane wet and pluvial forest, at 500-1600m elevation.
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