Coccothrinax litoralis

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Coccothrinax (koh-koh-TRIH-naks)
litoralis (liht-or-AHL-iss)
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Playa Pilar, (Cabo Guillermo) Cuba. January, 2017. Photo by Dr. David Martin. With Duanny Suárez.
Scientific Classification
Genus: Coccothrinax (koh-koh-TRIH-naks)
Species:
litoralis (liht-or-AHL-iss)
Synonyms
None set.
Native Continent
America
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Morphology
Habit: Solitary
Leaf type: Palmate
Culture
Survivability index
Common names
Cuban silver palm

Habitat and Distribution

Coccothrinax litoralis is endemic to Cuba. Mostly on
Playa Pilar, (Cabo Guillermo) Cuba. January, 2017. Photo by Dr. David Martin. With Duanny Suárez.
plains, and savannahs.

Description

Solitary, mostly upright costapalmate leaves, very full crown, fairly clean trunk. Monoecious, (both male and female flowers on same plant).

Culture

Full sun, well drained position, fairly drought tolerant. Hardiness, USDA zone: 10a. Rare in cultivation.

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Comments and Curiosities

Endangered.


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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