Coccothrinax argentata

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Figure 1. C. argentata in the Palermo Botanic Gardens.



C. garberi C. jucunda

Common Names:

Silver Palm
Silver Thatch Palm
Florida Silver Palm

Distribution & Habitat:

Southeastern coast and Keys of Florida, and the Bahamas, in open forest often close to the coast.


A attractive, solitary palm with a slender trunk covered in woven fibres, and a sparse crown of deeply divided leaves with thin drooping segments, dark green above and silvery white below.


Sunny, moist, but well drained position. Tolerant of exposed coastal situations. Slow growing

Kew Gardens

Figure 2. C. argentata at

Contributed by:

Angelo Porcelli (Figure 1)
Colin Wilson (Figure 2)

External Links:

Kew, PalmWeb, eMonocot, JSTOR, Trebrown

Google, Google Images, Flickr, PACSOA Forums, PalmTalk