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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.
Ryan Gallivan (Figure 1)
Lundkvist Palm Garden (Figure 2)