Copernicia hospita Martius

Synonymy: Unknown Distribution: Cuba
Common names: Wax palm Conservation status: Not threatened

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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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