Coccothrinax miraguama

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Figure 1. A nice group of C. miraguama



C. acuminata

Common Names:

Miraguama Palm


Hills and savannah around Cuba.


A medium sized fan palm, to about 5 metres high. Smallish, rigid fan leaves, dark green above, grayish underneath. The trunk is covered in a hessian like fibrous sheath.


A very attractive plant, although not as popular as it should be due to its slow rate of growth.


Full sun to light shade, in well drained sandy soil

Figure 2. P. miraguama var roseocarpa

Contributed by:

University of Florida-IFAS (Figure 1) [[" Faulkners Palms (Figure 2)

External Links:

Kew, PalmWeb, eMonocot, JSTOR, Trebrown

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