Itaya amicorum

palm DATA

Habitat: Amazonian area of Peru, Colombia, Ecuador, and Brazil

Notes:  Solitary monotypic species discovered by Hal Moore and associates in Peru, confirming the legend of a Licuala lookalike in South America. Large pinwheel leaves with silver undersides and unarmed petioles make it an easy choice for an ornamental plant. 

Cold Hardiness: Prefers Tropical / Subtropical Climates