E4. Blue Latin Palm

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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.