A cluster-forming palm of many trunks. The leaves are fan-shaped and divided only to the middle of the leaf. The leaf stems are thin, with orange-colored sawteeth on the edges. The flowers are small and yellow-green, growing on a stalk coming from among the leaves and extending beyond them. The fruit is globular in shape and orange-colored, turning black as it ripens.
Leaves are used for thatch and rope. The fruits are edible.