Coccothrinax crinita Beccari
|Synonymy: None||Distribution: Endemic to Cuba|
|Common names: Old Man palm, mat palm||Conservation status: Subspecies crinita is endangered, ssp. brevicrinis is rare|
A native of Cuba, this palm has a characteristic "beard" of white-gray fibers. This species is extremely slow-growing, but it is worth the wait; in fact, my plant is probably several years old and is only about 8" tall. This is a close relative of the silver palm, Coccothrinax argentata, which is native to south Florida.
Photos copyright © 1997, Jody Haynes. Top photo taken at USDA Chapman Field Subtropical Research Station, Miami, FL; bottom photo taken from my personal collection.
Click here for cold-hardiness
information on this palm.
|PACSOF Home Page|
Palm Encyclopedia Site Map
Powered by FreeFind.
This site is copyrighted © 1998-2006, Palm & Cycad Societies of
For questions or comments, e-mail the webmaster.
Internet hosting provided by Zone 10, Inc.