A beautiful, rare, medium-sized palm similar to the Betel Nut and native to rainforests in the Philippines. The Ipot palm grows a slender, smooth, ringed, green trunk. A green crownshaft holds an elegant crown of keeled, ascending leaves with broad, glossy green leaflets. The attractive, large fruits that ripen from green through yellow to orange are held tightly clustered on a very short, erect stalk and readily identify this species. In its native habitat it is under threat by the destruction of its habitat and over-collection of the seeds for betel chewing. In cultivation it is best suited to the tropics. It is easy and fast growing and has great potential as a landscape plant.