Copernicia berteroana

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Figure 1. C. berteroana


Common Names:


Distribution and Habitat:

Open forest, Hispaniola


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.


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


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)

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