Leaves up to 125 cm long, lamina orbicular or almost orbicular, ca. 80 cm long, ca. 125 cm broad, glaucous beneath; segments about 70 in number, 3.5 cm wide or more, sometimes adherent. Petioles unarmed. Fruits oval with brownish-yelow pulp, maturing to bluish-black. Seeds 12-13 mm L x 8-9 mm W. Distribution: Dumsong-range, Darjeeling, India.
Observation: Less than 50 plants in the wild, found on 2 steep, rocky slopes 1320-1470 m elvation.
Although there are now reports of a new site slightly higher up, in this, the original site near Kalimpong in India at about 1400 m elevation there are less than 50 individual palms left, and the population is rapidly declining.