- Palm-like growth form, stems unbranched.
- Leaves pinnate with short spines.
- Leaflets with spine-like teeth on margen.
Diagnosis: Treelets, prominent leaf scars on unbranched trunk, leaves alternate, pinnately compound, leaflets with spine-toothed margins, petiole and rachis with short stout spines.
|Arecaceae||: leaflets without spines on margin; if petiole spiny, then spines long and slender.
Diversity: Total: 1 genera, 1 species. Treelets: 1 genus, 1 species.