Coccothrinax alexandri

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Figure 1. C. alexandrii

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Conservation Status:

Unknown

Distribution & Habitat:

Coastal coral banks in Cuba.

Description:

The tallest Coccothrinax, getting to 30m. Solitary, with dark green leaves that are silver on the underside.

Culture:

Sunny, moist, but well drained position. Salt and wind tolerant.


Figure 2. C. alexandriibetween Navas and Maguana, by Baracoa, Guant"namo, Cuba.

"Discolor" leaves are the ones with different colours on each leaf side. "Concolor" are the leaves with no difference in color among sides. A lot of species in the genus Coccothrinax show the brightest silvers on the abaxial side.

Figure 3. C. alexandrii leaf topside.
Figure 4. C. alexandrii leaf underside.


Contributed by:

Mike Harris, Caribbean Palms Nursery (Figure 1)
Carlo Morici (Figure 2,3&4)

External Links:

Kew, PalmWeb, JSTOR, Trebrown

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