montana (Graham) Nicholson
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Places where this species can be found :
- Mount Qua Qua - GRENADA
- Cable & Wireless Mast - GRENADA
- Mt. St. Catherine - GRENADA
DescriptionSmaller palm than Euterpe dominicana, 3-15m tall (sometimes tufted). Stem swollen at base, up to 20cm diam. Many leaf scars. Leaves 1-3.5m long; Leaflets rigid, spreading , flat, dark green. Crownshaft shorter than infl bracts, splitting opposite petiole, with dense scales towrds top. Leaflets ?meeting up across rachis?
InterestMost noted for their ornamental value. The young bud/leaves or 'cabbage' is edible, but this kills the trees.
CollectorW.D. Hawthorne, D.Jules, S.Filbert, I. Mawuto
LocationForest in Mt. Hope region, in foothills and ridges leading to Mt. St. Catherines. (Altitude given is max. for mt.)
NotesSmall palm, mostly 1-4m tall here. This specimen with stem only 1m long, leaves 1.5m long; infl. axes red, fts very black.