Coccothrinax scoparia

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Figure 1. C. scoparia

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Distribution & Habitat:

Dominican Republic

Description:

An attractive, medium sized, solitary fan palm to about 12m high, with a flat, stiff, partially segmented but completely circular leaf. Very similar in appearance to C. miraguama, the main difference being that this species has considerably thinner pinnae.

General:

Said to be one of the most attractive of the Coccothrinax, and hence very popular with palm collectors.

Culture:

Sunny, moist, but well drained position. Frost sensitive. Slow growing


Figure 2. C. scoparia in habitat, Bahoruco National Park,Dominican Republic.
Figure 3. C. scoparia inflorescence.


Contributed by:

Ryan Gallivan (Figure 1,2&3)

External Links:

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