It has single gray trunk, slightly swollen at the base. The trunk is about 10 inches in diameter, ringed with old leaf scars. Leaves are large, blue-green, palmate, or fan-shaped, about 10 -12ft long. Stiff leaves are supported by large armed stems 4-5ft long. It produces small yellow flowers that grow on branched inflorescence. Male and female flowers grow on separate plants. Flowers are followed by oblong, greenish-brown fruits, about 2 inches long and 1 inch wide. Peach or apricot, fruits have woody “pit” with a single seed inside.