Scientific name: Veitchiamerrilli
Origin: Philippines (on several islands).
popular names: manila palm, manila areca, merrili, veitchia palm
Natural occurrence: rainforest and in lowland open vegetation, including disturbed vegetation.
Features: It is a palm tree that reaches a height of 4 to 8 meters when it has a perennial life cycle. Flowering occurs in spring, and the inflorescence is erect to pendant, in a panicle, with numerous and tiny yellow flowers. Bright red fruits can attract birdlife, in addition to their ornamental value.
Usage: in landscaping, it should be used in rows along paths or walls, or in mixed groups with other trees and shrubs, composing orchards, small groves or heterogeneous beds.