A genus of palms, a few of which are in cultivation. They are clump-forming, with pinnate leaves, the leaflets being blunt, and praemorse, with a crown-shaft. The inflorescences are sparsely branched, below the crown-shaft; 2 male flowers flank a female. The fruits are fleshy and showy. There are 28 species, occurring in the Kei Islands, New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Micronesia, and Queensland.
Subjects: Plant Sciences and Forestry.