Copernicia baileyana

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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Monocots
(unranked): Commelinids
Order: Arecales
Family: Arecaceae
Genus: Copernicia
Species: C. baileyana
Binomial name
Copernicia baileyana

Copernicia baileyana (yarey)[2] is a palm which is endemic to eastern and central Cuba.[3] Like other members of this genus, C. baileyana is a fan palm. Trees are 10 to 20 metres tall with stems 40 (to 60) centimetres in diameter and are sometimes swollen. The fruit is black, 1.8 to 2.3 centimetres long and 1.8 to 2 cm in diameter.[2]

The leaves are used for weaving hats, baskets and other items. They are also used for thatch.[2]


  1. ^ Johnson, D. (1998). "Copernicia baileyana". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2007. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved November 15, 2007. 
  2. ^ a b c Henderson, Andrew; Gloria Galeano; Rodrigo Bernal (1995). Field Guide to the Palms of the Americas. Princeton, New Jersey: Princeton University Press. ISBN 0-691-08537-4. 
  3. ^ "Copernicia baileyana". Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew: World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. Retrieved 2006-12-08.