Chamaerops antillarum Descourt.
Coccothrinax anomala Becc.
Oothrinax anomala (Becc.) O.F.Cook
Zombia antillarum is a clump-forming, evergreen palm growing up to 3 metres tall. The unbranched stems can be 5cm in diameter; they are armed with downward pointing spines; and are topped by a crown of almost round leaves that can be 60cm in diameter[
The plant is harvested from the wild for local use of its leaves in thatching and weaving. It is often grown as an ornamental[
Caribbean - Dominican Republic, Haiti.
Dry, hilly areas, usually inland but occasionally near the coast, mainly on serpentine soils; at low elevations[
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|Cultivation Status||Ornamental, Wild
Able to be grown in tropical and subtropical areas, the plant can tolerate occasional frosts with temperatures as low as -2Â°c[
]. The plant grows wild in areas where the mean annual rainfall is in the range 1,000 - 1,500mm[
Succeeds in full sun to light shade[
]. Grows best in a moist but well-drained soil[
Plants are rather slow-growing[
The leaves are used to make brooms[
The leaves are used to weave hats[
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