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Useful Tropical Plants

Coccothrinax barbadensis

(Lodd. ex Mart.) Becc.

Arecaceae

+ Synonyms

Coccothrinax alta (O.F.Cook) Becc.

Coccothrinax australis L.H.Bailey

Coccothrinax boxii L.H.Bailey

Coccothrinax discreta L.H.Bailey

Coccothrinax dussiana L.H.Bailey

Coccothrinax eggersiana Becc.

Coccothrinax latifrons (O.F.Cook) Becc.

Coccothrinax laxa (O.F.Cook) Becc.

Coccothrinax martinicaensis Becc.

Coccothrinax sabana L.H.Bailey

Coccothrinax sanctae-thomae Becc.

Copernicia barbadensis (Lodd. ex Mart.) Devansaye

Thrinax barbadensis Lodd. ex Mart.

Thrinax parviflora Maycock

Thrincoma alta O.F.Cook

Thringis latifrons O.F.Cook

Thringis laxa O.F.Cook

Common Name:

Coccothrinax barbadensis
Fruiting plant
Photograph by: William J. Baker
Image credit to Palmweb
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General Information

Coccothrinax barbadensis is a solitary-stemmed, evergreen fan palm growing 2.5 - 15 metres tall. The unbranched stem can be 5 - 18cm in diameter, covered with a crown of leaves[
768
Title
Field Guide to the Palms of the Americas
Publication
 
Author
Henderson A.; Galeano G.; Bernal R.
Publisher
Princeton University Press; Princeton, New Jersey.
Year
1995
ISBN
0-691-08537-4
Description
An excellent book, giving basic information on all the 550 species of palms native to the Americas that were known in 1995. Comprehensive information on the plants range and habitat, brief description, some uses and almost 250 photos.
].
The plant is sometimes harvested from the wild as a local source of material for thatching. One of the fastest-growing and most robust members of this genus, it is often grown as an ornamental.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References

768
Title
Field Guide to the Palms of the Americas
Publication
 
Author
Henderson A.; Galeano G.; Bernal R.
Publisher
Princeton University Press; Princeton, New Jersey.
Year
1995
ISBN
0-691-08537-4
Description
An excellent book, giving basic information on all the 550 species of palms native to the Americas that were known in 1995. Comprehensive information on the plants range and habitat, brief description, some uses and almost 250 photos.

Range

S. America - Venezuela; Caribbean - Trinidad to Puerto Rico.

Habitat

Coastal and scrub woodland on limestone soils, at elevations from sea level to 300 metres, occasionally to 600 metres[
768
Title
Field Guide to the Palms of the Americas
Publication
 
Author
Henderson A.; Galeano G.; Bernal R.
Publisher
Princeton University Press; Princeton, New Jersey.
Year
1995
ISBN
0-691-08537-4
Description
An excellent book, giving basic information on all the 550 species of palms native to the Americas that were known in 1995. Comprehensive information on the plants range and habitat, brief description, some uses and almost 250 photos.
].

Properties

Other Uses Rating *  *
HabitEvergreen Tree
Height10.00 m
Cultivation StatusOrnamental, Wild

Cultivation Details


Grows best in a sunny position[
314
Title
Palm and Cycad Societies of Australia.
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.pacsoa.org.au/
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
Contains at least a little information on the majority of palm and cycad species, plus a wealth of photographs. A first class website.
]. Prefers a moist, but well drained soil[
314
Title
Palm and Cycad Societies of Australia.
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.pacsoa.org.au/
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
Contains at least a little information on the majority of palm and cycad species, plus a wealth of photographs. A first class website.
]. Despite coming from calcerous soils, this species doesn't seem too particular about soil type[
314
Title
Palm and Cycad Societies of Australia.
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.pacsoa.org.au/
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
Contains at least a little information on the majority of palm and cycad species, plus a wealth of photographs. A first class website.
]. Plants are tolerant of considerable maritime exposure.
An easy and relatively fast growing plant (for a member of this genus!)[
314
Title
Palm and Cycad Societies of Australia.
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.pacsoa.org.au/
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
Contains at least a little information on the majority of palm and cycad species, plus a wealth of photographs. A first class website.
].

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

None known

Other Uses

The leaves are used for thatching[
768
Title
Field Guide to the Palms of the Americas
Publication
 
Author
Henderson A.; Galeano G.; Bernal R.
Publisher
Princeton University Press; Princeton, New Jersey.
Year
1995
ISBN
0-691-08537-4
Description
An excellent book, giving basic information on all the 550 species of palms native to the Americas that were known in 1995. Comprehensive information on the plants range and habitat, brief description, some uses and almost 250 photos.
].

Propagation

Seed -
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