Ancistrophyllum secundiflorum.

Botanical name: 

Ancistrophyllum secundiflorum G. Mann & H. Wendl. Palmae.

African tropics. The stems are cut into short lengths and are carried by the natives upon long journeys, the soft central parts being eaten after they have been properly roasted.

Sturtevant's Edible Plants of the World, 1919, was edited by U. P. Hedrick.