Coccothrinax argentea

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Figure 1. C. argentea in habitat, Dominican Republic.


Common Names:

Hispaniola Silver Thatch Palm

Distribution & Habitat:

Open forest on the Carribean island of Hispaniola.


A medium sized, solitary fan palm with a smooth, thin trunk, to about 10m tall. The circular leaves have a dark-green top and a very attractive silvery underside.


Sunny, moist, but well drained position.

Contributed by:

Ryan Gallivan (Figure 1)

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