In habitat, this palm can flourish on a massive scale- reaching upward of 100 feet with nearly a 30 feet span at its crown. While it may not get quite so large in cultivation, this palm still makes an impressive landscaping choice. Nearly all of its parts have a function for locals where this grows native, from its sap being fermented into wine and vinegar, to its fruits and terminal bud being regularly cooked and consumed. The fibers from immature leaves are used as cordage in textile production as well. Its dark green leave are palmate and its petioles are spined, leaving behind toothed leaf bases as it sheds old growth.