A palm, about 6 m tall. Spines are present on the trunk and under surfaces of the leaves. Fruits are bright pinkish red, borne on a loose, hanging raceme. Not in flower. The dry flesh of the fruits is edible, also the “meat” of the pit. Fruits are spherical, tapering towerds the top, about 2 cm in diameter, 2,5 cm long. Fronds are 2,5-3 m long and 60 cm wide. Leaflets are 20-30 cm long, 5-8 cm wide. Some leaflets stand erect in the center of the main frond vein.
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