Iriartea deltoidea (Pacific)
For many enthusiasts, Iriartea is the grandest of the many stunning palms of South America. This tall and elegant plant has a slightly swollen, gray or white trunk; plumose leaves with leaflets very neatly arranged in four planes; and giant, horn-shaped inflorescence-bracts, which easily identify it. Common in its native home, it is almost unknown in cultivation and should be much more widely grown. For warm subtropical and tropical areas. This is a form with small, odd-shaped seeds from west of the Andes in Ecuador.