Distribution: Three species distributed in wetter parts of Trinidad, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Venezuela, Guyana, Surinam, French Guinea & Brazil.
A.k.a.: Mauritia palms, moriche palms, buriti
LPG Area: Caribbean Way, Satellite Drive
Growing Comments: This is a massive & very impressive palm which grows in large groves in open savannah like areas in South America. It loves water and will thrive in locations close to streams of water or other wet areas. It does best in full sun, but is relatively slow & rates about a 3.0 on a 1-10 scale.