By: Paul L Comeau (Author), Yasmin S Comeau (Author), Winston Johnson (Author)
108 pages, 137 colour photos, b/w line drawings, colour distribution maps
Provides a detailed account of the native palms of Trinidad and Tobago (and the Lesser Antilles). Detailed information on each of Trinidad and Tobago's 22 species of native palms is presented. The species covered include members of Euterpe, Prestoea, Attalea, Bactris, and Desmoncus and 10 other genera. Full-colour photographs illustrate each of the palms. Each species account includes: the local name(s), the geographical distribution and density, a botanical description, highlighting distinguishing features, comparisons with other similar palms, habitat preference, pollinators, and distributors, economic uses and conservation status. A distribution map shows each species' geographical range.
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