Euterpe broadwayi

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island of Dominica (Windward Islands, West Indies).


Common Names:

Manac, Manicol

Distribution & Habitat:

The species is found on exposed mountain ridges and steep river valleys in Trinidad, Tobago, Grenada, St. Vincent and Dominica.


This is a tall, slender-stemmed, pinnate-leaved palm, typically with 2 or 3 greyish stems that are 8 to 20 metres (26 to 66 ft) tall, and 20 to 25 centimetres (8 to 10 in) in diameter and holds 10 to 16 leaves. The stem ends in a cone of roots that may be up to 2 metres (6 ft 7 in) long.

It is sometimes harvested for palm heart.


Tropical. Likes a sunny, well drained position.


Contributed by:

Dr. Stevens Heckscher (Figure 1)

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