Unusually, John Dransfield and Henk Beentjes Palms of Madagascar tells us little about this palm:
habitat, uses, distribution,
local names and conservation status are all recorded as 'unknown'. While it has only very recently been rediscovered
in the wild in rainforest on the Comoro Islands, it can be seen, albeit rarely,
in cultivation in some private and botanic gardens, and should indeed be much more widely cultivated. It is a clustering
species with leathery, glossy green leaves, scarlet red fruits, and slim,
attractively ringed, slender, blueish green trunks. It requires a tropical
or subtropical climate and also make an excellent houseplant when young.