Stems very thin, wiry. Leaves to 70 cm long, with scattered spines and hooks. Leaflets 6-12, relatively broad, pale green, tips jagged. Panicles to 2.5 m long. Fruit about 1.2 cm wide, globose, cream.
Occurs naturally in highland rainforests.
Easily grown in a shady situation.
Source: (2005). Arecaceae. In: . Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 5. Flowering plants. Monocotyledons. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press.