coquito Palm, coquillo
Stem: Solitary, to 7 m tall and up to 18 cm in diameter, covered with spines from attached leaf bases. Leaves: Pinnate, to 3 m long, with a spiny, arching rachis. Leaflets spread in one plane but are of unequal width; they are regularly spaced along the rachis. Flowers and fruit: Inflorescence surrounded by a woody, spine-covered spathe. Flowers pale cream-colored. Fruits oblong to globose, yellow-brown and spine covered, crowded together into the spathe.
Solitary palm, stem covered with spiny leaf bases and leaflets of unequal width spreading in a single plane.
Astrocaryum mexicanum, but this palm's stem is not covered with persistent, spiny leaf bases.
Native to Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Panama
Astrocaryum alatum H.F.Loomis
Hexopetion alatum ( H.F.Loomis ) F.Kahn & Pintaud