1 package of 10 seeds
A densely clustered, smallish, spiny palm, widely distributed in dry deciduous forest in central and northern South America.
An evergreen, unbranched, multi-stemmed palm tree growing up to 10 metres tall. The edible fruit is gathered from the wild for local use, and sometimes sold in local markets.
Stems caespitose growing in tufts or clumps, clustering, spreading by rhizomes, sometimes forming large clumps. Leaves 5-11 in the crown; leaf spines yellowish, black at base and apex, terete or slightly flattened, to 9 -15 cm long, dense and short on sheath.
Seed - pre-soak for 24 hours in warm water and sow in containers. Germination takes 2 months or more.