Pseudophoenix vinifera

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Figure 1. P. vinifera in habitat, Dominican Republic.


Common Names:

Wine palm,
Cherry palm,
Buccaneer palm

Distribution & Habitat:



A medium-sized solitary palm with a smooth, grey trunk that is distinctly swollen in middle, and long, graceful, pinnate leaves.


Sunny, well drained position. Drought tolerant. Very slow growing.

Figure 2. P. vinifera crown detail.
Figure 3. A very impressive group of P. vinifera

Contributed by:

Ryan Gallivan (Figure 1,2&3)

External Links:

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