Aiphanes minima

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Figure 1. A. minima

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Synonymy:

A. acanthophylla, A. erosa

Common Names:

Macaw Palm

Distribution & Habitat:

Rainforest of the Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, Dominica, Martinique, and St. Vincent.

Description:

A medium sized, solitary, intensely spiny palm to about 9m, with closely spaced, thin (relatively) long, praemorse leaflets. Leaves have spines on both the top and bottom.

Culture:

Warm, sheltered and moist. Adults can take full sun, but seedlings need shade.



Contributed by:

Ryan Gallivan (Figure 1)

External Links:

Kew, PalmWeb, eMonocot, JSTOR, Trebrown

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