Copernicia hospita

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Common Names:


Distribution & Habitat:

Open woodland and savanna of Cuba.


A medium sized Copernicia with very attractive blue/grey leaves.


Leaves are used for making hats, and thatching roofs.


Moist position in the full sun.

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Figure 3.
Figure 4. C. hospita inflorescence at Palmetum de Tenerife (Canary Islands).

Contributed by:

Rolf Kyburz, (Figure 1,2&3)
Jose M. Zerolo (Figure 4)

External Links:

Kew, PalmWeb, JSTOR, Trebrown

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