Tall, stout, solitary, unarmed palms. Stem is 7-25 m high, tapering towards the crown and base, whitish grey with prominent leaf scars. Leaves are reduplicately pinnate, 3 m long. Leaflets are narrow, elongate, 0.7-1 m long and 2-4 cm wide. Fruit is sub-globose, 7-12 mm.Epicarp is smooth, thin, brownish red to purple.Mesocarp is thin with fibres.Endocarp is thin, horny. Seed is ellipsoidal and brown.