Copernicia berteroana

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Figure 1. C. berteroana

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Common Names:

Yarey

Distribution and Habitat:

Open forest, Hispaniola

Description:

An medium to large, attractive, solitary fan palm with a smooth, slender trunk to about 10m tall, and a dense crown of bright green, costa-palmate leaves, which are very finely divided, with up to 100 segments.

Generl:

The trunks are used by the locals for building, because they provide a very hard and long lasting timber.

Culture:

Sunny, moist, but well drained position. Drought tolerant, but slow grower.


Figure 2. C. berteroana in habitat, Dominican Republic.
Figure 3. C. berteroana


Contributed by:

Ryan Gallivan (Figure 1)
Bo-Gran Lundkvist,
Lundkvist Palm Garden (Figure 2)

External Links:

Kew, PalmWeb, eMonocot, JSTOR, Trebrown

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