(Cuban Belly Palm)
A very spiny palm native to Cuba with thorns on both its bulging trunk and leaves. It’s called the Cuban Belly Palm because of this bulge in the trunk. This palm is not particular to the soil it prefers, doing well in the high akaline soils of South Florida as well as those soils with a lower PH. The seeds or nuts of this palm are eaten in Cuba much like the Hickery nut in the USA. In Cuba it’s “carrojo”.