- Margin of leaflets with spiny teeth - Short spines (4-8 mm) on petiole
- Lleaflets with stiff plastic texture
Diagnosis: Short-stemmed, unbranched palm-like treelets to 4 m tall; leaves pinnately compound, petiole and margin of leaflets with short spines, leaflets with stiff plastic texture; flowers and fruits on a dense cone-like structure.
Local distribution: Atlantic slope rain forest up to 800 m.
Diversity: Total: 1 genus, 1 species.
Comments: Two native species occur in Costa Rica.