Coccothrinax alexandri

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Coccothrinax (koh-koh-TRIH-naks) alexandri (ah-lehk-sahn'-dree)
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Adaxial leaf (topside). Photo by Carlo Morici.
Scientific Classification
Genus: Coccothrinax (koh-koh-TRIH-naks)
Species: alexandri (ah-lehk-sahn'-dree)
None set.
Native Continent
Habit: Solitary
Leaf type: Palmate
Survivability index
Common names

Habitat and Distribution

Cuba. Endemic.

Cuba. Photo by Paul Craft.


Tallest of the Coccothrinax, getting to 30 m. Solitary, with dark green leaves, that are silver on the underside. Editing by edric.


Comments and Curiosities

There are two subspecies: 1.) Coccothrinax alexandri subsp. alexandri; Cuba. 2.) Coccothrinax alexandri subsp. nitida; Cuba.

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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