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Silver Thatch Palm,
Puerto Rican Thatch Palm
Distribution & Habitat:
Grows in calcareous soils on low hills and slopes in Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.
A medium sized solitary fan palm with a thin trunk to 8m tall, and an open crown. The leaves have slightly drooping tips, and a silvery underside.
Sunny, moist, but well drained position. An easy and relatively fast growing (for a Coccothrinax) plant, which despite coming from calcerous soils, doesn't seem too particular about soil type.
Tom Turner (Figure 1) (from Palms & Cycads No. 47, Apr-June 1995)
Brandt's Palm and Tree Page (Figure 2)