Grow Region: 9b
Origin: Southern Brazil
Drought Tolerance: High
Cold Tolerance: High
Salt Tolerance: Moderate
Soil: Adaptable, alkaline
Light: Full sun
Mature Height: 13-15 feet
Trunk: clean, rough trunk surface, narrow , solitary
Leaf: divided about halfway, pointed segments, bifid at tips, sometimes drooping, about 2 feet long and 3 feet wide
Leaf Petiole: about 3 feet with sharp margins, hastula on abaxial and adaxial sides
Armature: aggressive spines on trunk
Color: Dark Green
Flowers: short stalk
Fruit: globose, greenish-yellow, .8 - 1 inches in diameter, edible fruit, used to make fermented beverage, oil.
Human Uses: Landscape specimen plant, fibers used to filter, weaving, thatching. Fruit is edible.