Coccothrinax spissa

Synonymy: None Distribution: Dominican Republic
Common names: Guano; swollen silver thatch palm Conservation status: Endangered

Coccothrinax spissa

Adult plants in habitat, Bani, Dominican Republic

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Seedling

Top photo courtesy and copyright 1997, Mike Smith. Bottom photo copyright 1998, Jody Haynes. Coccothrinax spissa is SEVERELY ENDANGERED by urban development and grazing activities. The population pictured above is the only one left (Carlo Morici, pers.comm.).
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