Descriptions and articles about Coccothrinax readii in the Encyclopedia of Life. Includes Physical Description; Type Information; Wikipedia. PDF | Coccothrinax readii is recorded for Belize for the first time. Palmas de Belice / Palms of Belize. Coccothrinax. Media in category “Coccothrinax readii”. The following 9 files are in this category, out of 9 total. Coccothrinax readii 2, × 1,;

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Photo by Jim Conrad. The species grows with Thrinax radiata, Metopium brownei, Gossypium hirsutum, Malvaviscus arboreus, and different kinds of cactus.

The habit of C. Both palms look similar.

Other associated species are Pseudophoenix sargentii, Thrinax radiata, Metopium brownei, Agave sp. Started by lagartos1 Feb It is generally smaller, but trunks are wider and grayish, the hastula is deeply bifid, the inflorescences are shorter and frequently the terminal primary branches are not well developed.

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Posted 9 Apr In the pictures, the stately, dark palms rising over the scrub in the background are Pseudophoenix sargentii, featured in my post at this forum at http: Associates are Pithecellobium keyense Chrysobalanus icaco, Sophora tomentosa, Coccoloba occcothrinax, and Thrinax radiata.

Is that Coccothrinax readii? Retrieved from ” http: However, I knew that Coccothrinax radii is present in the Biosphere so today I lunged into the scrub behind the dunes once again, and this time I found them, as the attached pictures show. And welcome to Palm talk.


The literature says that the Thatch Palm’s hastula is triangular but the Mexican Silver Palm’s can be triangular, notched at the tip, or have two distinct tips.

The species is native to north-eastern Belize and to south-eastern Mexico Quintana Roo and Yucatan where it grows along the coasts, even in dense colonies, in the humid forests, on calcareous rocks covered by a thin layer of humus, as well as in open areas on the coastal dunes, from the sea level up to about m of altitude.

The stems are utilized in the rural constructions and for realizing fences and the leaves for realizing mats, lobster traps, bags and othe common use handicrafts. Thanks Jim, habitat pics are great to see. Inflorescence interfoliar, arcuate in fruit, cm long, bearing -9usually 5, primary branches, the lowermost branch cm long with rachillae 3- 4.

Coccothrinax readii – Palmpedia – Palm Grower’s Guide

Some hastulas were not at all bifid, and some were just slightly notched. Views Read View source View history.

Coccothrinax readii is found here growing 2 m high, the leaves are larger than those of Punta Sam, to 90 cm in diameter, the petioles are to 60 cm long, and the inflorescences to 50 cm long.

Sign up for a new account in our community. Coccothrinax readii is a small, solitary palm m high, with a very slender, brownish or grayish trunk Many Special Thanks to Ed Vaile for his long hours of tireless editing and numerous contributions.


Rather it was the silver palm’s silvery frond undersurfaces, shown below:. The scrubby plants forming an almost impenetrable thicket around the silver palms are mostly Poisonwood trees Metopium readiiiBaybean vines Canavalia roseaand Seaside Oxeye shrubs Borrichia arborescens. This page has been accessed 9, times. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Coccothrinax readii in its natural habitat

One of the most spectacular places I visited, at my honeymoon in Mexico, 21 years ago: Back to Palm Encyclopedia. Based on work by palmnerd.

You can see the Thatch Palm at http: It is interesting to emphasize that scattered individuals of this species are found only in Cozumel, none on the other islands.

Fruit subglobose, purple-black and juicy fleshed at maturity, Only Coccothrinax there, excellent source for seed.

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In the dunes of Tulum, humidity is high: In that picture the taller, darker palms in the background are the Buccaneer Palms we profiled last week. Coccothrinax readii in its natural habitat Started by lagartos1 Feb Coccothrinax readii. The region of EI Cuyo on the northern coast of Yucatan limits a coastal lagoon, therefore the humidity is high.

This palm is there represented by depauperate individuals

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