Catoblastus microcarpus Burret
Wettinia microcarpa is a single-stemmed, evergreen, palm growing from 7 - 12 metres tall. The unbranched stem can be up to 12cm in diameter; the base is cloaked with stilt roots up to 70cm long; and the top is crowned with 4 - 5 long leaves[
The tree is sometimes harvested from the wild for its stem, which is used in construction.
S. America - Colombia.
Montane rainforest at elevations from 2,200 - 2,400 metres[
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The outsides of the stems are hard. They are used as posts in construction[
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