Gaussia princeps

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Figure 1. G. princeps at Palmetum de Tenerife (Canary Islands).



Chamaedorea ventricosa

Common Names:

Sierra palm

Distribution & Habitat:

Open forest in Western Cuba.


Large pinnate leaved palm


Sunny, moist, but well drained position. Probably drought tolerant. Rarely grown in cultivation.

Contributed by:

Jose M. Zerolo (Figure 1)

External Links:

Kew, PalmWeb, JSTOR, Trebrown

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