Edible Portion: Leaves, Cabbage, Palm heart
A fan palm. The trunk is slender. It is 7 m high and 12 cm across. The upper part of the trunk is covered with woven fibres. The crown is sparse. It is 2 m wide and 2.6 m high. The leaf stalks are 60 cm long. The leaves are 1 m wide. The leaves are deeply divided. The segments are narrow and drooping. They are dark green and glossy on the upper surface and very silvery white underneath. The flowering stalk is 60 cm long. It is branched and born amongst the leaves. The flowers are white. The fruit are purplish-black. They are 1.2 cm wide.