Distribution: Approximately 38 species, a few in the West Indies, the rest in northern South America, especially diverse in Colombia
LPG Area: Caribbean Way
A.k.a.: Ruffle palm, coyure (A. acanthophylla)
Growing comments: A very spiny palm, with spines not only on the trunk but also on the undersides of the leaflets. Will do well in full sun to partial shade and growth rate is about a 3.0-3.5 on a 1-10 scale.