Schippia concolor

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

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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.

Description:

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

General:

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

Culture:

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