Schippia concolor

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Figure 1. S. concolor in habitat, Mountain Pine Ridge, Belize.


Common Names:

Silver Pimento Palm,
Mountain Pimento Palm

Conservation Status:

[[www.iucnredlist.orgsearchdetails.php?species=38697" Threatened by habitat destruction and encroachment by agriculture and forestry.

Distribution & Habitat:

Found in open and closed dry pine forest up to 500 m, on Mountain Pine Ridge and Cayo District, Belize.


An attractive, medium sized, unarmed, solitary fan palm, to about 10m tall.


A very gracefull fan palm which is popular with collectors, but hasn't yet found a wider audience.


Sunny, moist, but well drained position. Can take full sun at an early age. Slow growing.

Contributed by:

Brandt Maxwell,
Brandt's Palm and Tree Page (Figure 1)

External Links:

Kew, PalmWeb, eMonocot, JSTOR, Trebrown

Google, Google Images, Flickr, PACSOA Forums, PalmTalk