Coccothrinax proctorii

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Figure 1. C. proctorii in habitat, Cayman Islands.

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Common Names:

Proctor's Silver Palm

Distribution & Habitat:

Gorws in coral based soils in open forest on the Cayman Islands.

Description:

A very attractive medium sized palm with a slender trunk and an open crown of deeply divided leaves with thin segments, dark green above and silvery white below.

Culture:

Sunny, moist, but well drained position. Salt tolerant, and prefers an alkaline soil. Slow growing. Can be grown on just coral limerock.



Contributed by:

Ray Hernandez (Figure 1).

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