Coccothrinax pauciramosa

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Coccothrinax (koh-koh-TRIH-naks)
pauciramosa
(paw-see-rah-MOH-sah)
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In habitat. Photo-Rare Palm Seeds.com
Scientific Classification
Genus: Coccothrinax (koh-koh-TRIH-naks)
Species:
pauciramosa
(paw-see-rah-MOH-sah)
Synonyms
Coccothrinax garciana, Coccothrinax microphylla, Coccothrinax clarensis var. brevifolia, Coccothrinax clarensis var. perrigida.
Native Continent
America
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Morphology
Habit: Solitary
Leaf type: Palmate
Culture
Survivability index
Common names
None.

Habitat and Distribution

Coccothrinax pauciramosa is endemic to the savannas of eastern Cuba, grows in open
Photo by Ray Hernandez.
forest on limestone hills, or on serpentine savannah, between 200 and 250 m." Moya, C. International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources.

Description

Rare and most unusual species, sporting a slender trunk, thickly clothed in very coarse and stiff, almost spine-like fibers. The small crown consists of several circular leaves, with very rigid segments, dark green above and silvery below. Editing by edric.

Culture

This palm is an absolute rarity and has hardly made it in to cultivation even though it would be an exceptional ornamental for tropical and some warm temperate climates. Prefers alkaline soil.

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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