Coccothrinax miraguama

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Figure 1. A nice group of C. miraguama

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Synonymy:

C. acuminata

Common Names:

Miraguama Palm

Habitat:

Hills and savannah around Cuba.

Description:

A medium sized fan palm, to about 5 metres high. Smallish, rigid fan leaves, dark green above, grayish underneath. The trunk is covered in a hessian like fibrous sheath.

General:

A very attractive plant, although not as popular as it should be due to its slow rate of growth.

Culture:

Full sun to light shade, in well drained sandy soil


Figure 2. P. miraguama var roseocarpa


Contributed by:

University of Florida-IFAS (Figure 1) [[www.faulknerspalms.com" Faulkners Palms (Figure 2)

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Kew, PalmWeb, eMonocot, JSTOR, Trebrown

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