Aiphanes horrida (Jacq.) Burret, Notizbl. Bot. Gart. Berlin-Dahlem 11: 575 1932. (Syn: Aiphanes caryotifolia (Kunth) H.Wendl.);
Aiphanes horrida is a solitary, spiny tree. In the wild it grows 3–10 metres tall (9–30 feet) tall with a stem diameter of 6–10 centimetres (2–4 inches); cultivated trees may be as much as 15 m (49′) tall with a 15 cm (6″) diameter. The epicarp and mesocarp of the fruit rich in carotene and are eaten in Colombia, while the seeds are used to make candles.
The range of the species is found in dry forests between sea level and 1700 m (5600′) above sea level in Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Peru, Trinidad and Tobago and Venezuela, but is not native to Ecuador. The species is cultivated as an ornamental throughout the tropics.
Aiphanes horrida is commonly known by a variety of names including Cocos rura, Mararay, Corozo, Macagüita, Marará, Macahuite, Corozo del Orinoco, Corozo anchame, Mararava, Cubarro, Chonta, Chascaraza, Charascal, Corozo chiquito, Corozo colorado, Pujamo, Gualte, Chonta ruro, Pupunha xicaxica, Coyure palm, Ruffle palm, Aculeata palm and Spine palm.
(From Wikipedia on 12.6.13)
Ruffle Palm : Flower Show : 090811 : AK: Ruffle Palm as seen at the Flower Show, Jijamata Udyan, on 18 th & 19 th of Feb, 2011.
This was a small palm, probably a young plant.
This may be Aiphanes caryotifolia
Request Palm Tree ID 155 – Lalbagh, Bangalore – RA : Attachments (7). 3 posts by 2 authors.
Leaves look like fish tail palm (caryota) spines look like Bactris
Kindly check for Aiphanes caryotifolia. common names Ruffle Palm, Coyure Palm.
I had seen at the Flower Show in Mumbai.
Araceae, Arecaceae and Zingiberaceae Fortnight: August 1 to 14, 2014 : Arecaceae : Aiphanes caryotifolia : 210814 : AK-72 : 1 post by 1 author. Attachments (3).
Plant seen at Flower Show, Mumbai and the bark photographed in Nasik.