Copernicia hospita Martius
|Synonymy: Unknown||Distribution: Cuba|
|Common names: Wax palm||Conservation status: Not threatened|
Copernicia hospita is native to Cuba, where it can be found on hills and slopes. The greyish leaves have a coating of wax on both sides.
Photos copyright © 1997, Jody Haynes. Top photo taken at the USDA Subtropical Horticultural Research Station, Miami, FL; bottom photo taken at Fairchild Tropical Garden.
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