Calyptrocalyx sp. (Kainlas)
One of the most amazing Calyptrocalyx, this solitary dwarf palm grows a slender, cane-like trunk only a few feet tall, with a dense crown of arching, entire or sparsely pinnate, dark green leaves. The unbranched inflorescences are held among the leaves. The emerging leaf is beautifully dark red. Seedlings have a very dark, almost black leaf color. It is rare in cultivation and best suited for a protected spot in the humid tropical garden. Also marvelous in a pot.