Coccothrinax crinita

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Common Names:

Thatch Palm
Old Man Palm




A truely striking palm, with its trunk completely covered in a thick layer of wool-like fibre.


A very popular collectors plant, altho still far from common.


A warm, well drained position in the full sun. Very slow growing.

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Contributed by:

Rolf Kyburz,
Tony Huntington (Figure 3).
Reproduced from Palms & Cycads
No. 44, July-Sept 1994 (Figure 1).

External Links:

Kew, PalmWeb, eMonocot, JSTOR, Trebrown

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