Hemithrinax ekmaniana

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Figure 1. T. ekmaniana



Hemithrinax ekmaniana

Common Names:

Trinac (local name)

Distribution and Habitat:

Open forest, Cuba


A medium sized solitary fan palm with very tightly grouped leaves, which give it an appearance like a spiny ball.



Sunny, moist, but well drained position.

Figure 2. Young plant of T. ekmaniana
Figure 2. Young plants of T. ekmaniana at Palmetum de Tenerife (Canary Islands).

Contributed by:

Jose M. Zerolo (Figure 1&2)

External Links:

Kew, PalmWeb, IUCN, JSTOR, Trebrown

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