Bactris cubensis

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in the Guantanamo Province, eastern Cuba.


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Distribution & Habitat:

Found in open rainforest on the Nipe-Baracoa Massif and eastern Sierra Maestra in eastern Cuba at elevations between 40 and 700 metres above sea level.


It is a medium sized clumping palm that grows from grow 2.7m (8ft) to 6.4m (20ft) tall in clumps of between 6 and 12 stems. It has long spines covering all the stems, and attractive, light green, slightly plumose leaves.


Not often grown in cultivation, but tropical/warm sub-tropical in its requiements. Sunny, well drained position.

Figure 2. B. cubensis
Figure 3. B. cubensis

Contributed by:

Helena Cistotov" (Figure 1,2&3)

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