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Genus: Coccothrinax

Life > eukaryotes > Archaeoplastida > Chloroplastida > Charophyta > Streptophytina > Plantae (land plants) > Tracheophyta (vascular plants) > Euphyllophyta > Lignophyta (woody plants) > Spermatophyta (seed plants) > Angiospermae (flowering plants) > Monocotyledons > Order: Arecales > Family: Arecaceae

Six species cultivated.

Species cultivated in southern Africa

List from Glen (2002).

Coccothrinax argentata (Silver palm)

Native to Florida and the Bahamas.

Coccothrinax argentea (Hispaniolan silver thatch)

Native to Hispania.


Coccothrinax barbadensis (West Indian silver palm)

[= Coccothrinax dussiana]

Native to the West Indies.


Coccothrinax crinita (Old man palm)

Native to Cuba.


Coccothrinax fragrans (False silver palm)

Native to Cuba.


Coccothrinax miraguama (Cuban silver palm)

Native to Cuba.


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