Coccothrinax hioramii

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Coccothrinax (koh-koh-TRIH-naks)
hioramii (hee-oh-RAHM-ee)
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Fairchild Gardens, Florida.
Scientific Classification
Genus: Coccothrinax (koh-koh-TRIH-naks)
Species:
hioramii (hee-oh-RAHM-ee)
Synonyms
None set.
Native Continent
America
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Morphology
Habit: Solitary
Leaf type: Palmate
Culture
Survivability index
Common names
None.

Habitat and Distribution

Coccothrinax hioramii is endemic to eastern Cuba, in open sandy coastal areas.

Cuba.

Description

A fan palm, (Costapalmate).Solitary, trees are single-stemmed, between 6 and 12 metres tall, with stems 7 to 15 centimetres in diameter. The fruit is black, 0.9–1.1 cm in diameter. Editing by edric.

Culture

It is by far the most drought tolerant Coccothrinax. It is also very cold hardy, as with most drought tolerant Caribbean palms. Said to tolerate 26 degrees F..

Comments and Curiosities


External Links

References

Phonetic spelling of Latin names by edric.

Special thanks to Geoff Stein, (Palmbob) for his hundreds of photos.

Special thanks to Palmweb.org, Dr. John Dransfield, Dr. Bill Baker & team, for their volumes of information and photos.

Glossary of Palm Terms; Based on the glossary in Dransfield, J., N.W. Uhl, C.B. Asmussen-Lange, W.J. Baker, M.M. Harley & C.E. Lewis. 2008. Genera Palmarum - Evolution and Classification of the Palms. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. All images copyright of the artists and photographers (see images for credits).


Many Special Thanks to Ed Vaile for his long hours of tireless editing and numerous contributions.

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