Dutch Caribbean Species Register

Overview of the biodiversity of Aruba, Bonaire, Curaçao, Saba, Sint Eustatius and Sint Maarten

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Photos: Jaaziel Garcia-Hernandez and Simone Montano

New Palm species discovered in Dutch Caribbean

Hannco Bakker - 16 March 2018
Photo: M. Patrick Griffith
The Dutch Caribbean Species Register contains many species records the former Netherlands Antilles. These include new species from the sea and from the land. A spectacular new discovery was added: a large palm from Bonaire and Curaçao, Sabal antillensis, not easily overlooked but nobody knew what it was and recently described in the journal Phytotaxa.