Copernicia brittonorum

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Copernicia (koh-pehr-nee-SEE-ah)
brittonorum (briht-toh-NOR-uhm)
Copernicia brittonorum specimen.jpg
Cuba. Photo by Paul Craft.
Scientific Classification
Genus: Copernicia (koh-pehr-nee-SEE-ah)
brittonorum (briht-toh-NOR-uhm)
None set.
Native Continent
Habit: Solitary
Leaf type: Costapalmate
Survivability index
Common names

Habitat and Distribution

Copernicia brittonorum is endemic to western and
Cuba. Photo by Paul Craft.
west central Cuba.


Very rare species from Cuba, where it is endangered. Has circular, stiff fan leaves that are glaucous in color, and sometimes a bit pendant at the very tips. Editing by edric.


Comments and Curiosities

There are two sub-species as well, Copernicia brittonorum var. acuta, and Copernicia brittonorum var. sabaloense.

External Links


Phonetic spelling of Latin names by edric.

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

Special thanks to, 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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