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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In nature it grows in full sun as well as in partial shade and in areas with high humidity, but well rooted it can stand drought periods, even if takes advantage from regular waterings in the zones characterized by seasonal climates with long warm and dry summers. Welcome to Palmtalk, and thanks very much for these great photographs!

The beach of Tulum with the ancient mayan buildings and I remember a fan leaves palm growing there! The leaves, on a cm long and 0,1 cm broad petiole, are palmate, orbicular, of cm of diameter, dark green above, silver grey below, deeply incised in linear-triangular segments with acuminate bifid apex, cm long at the centre and merged at the base for a length of cm.

Other species growing in these dunes are Thrinax radiata, Chrysobalanus icaco, Metopium brownei, Coccoloba uvifera, Cordia sp. Thank you so much Jim, great to have you aboard, Ed.

Special thanks to Palmweb. Flowers reaxii, creamy-white; perianth in a single series with 4- unequal, subulate lobes; stamens 8- longer than pistil, filaments connate at the base in a ring around the base of the ovary, anthers retuse to bifid at the apex, sagittate at the base, longer than filaments, thecae unequal The foliar base is provided on the margins of thin fibres arranged in two layers wrapping the stem except in the oldest part; the hastula appendage placed in the point of junction of the foliar blade with the petiole is triangular with usually deeply cocccothrinax apex.


The inflorescences coccothrianx very short and the branches are not well developed. 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.

It bears the salty winds, hence it can be utilized in gardens close to the sea. These forests grow in the middle region of Quintana Roo environs of Tulum near the coast where the humidity is also high but soils are poorer and very rocky, with coralline limestone outcrops.

Coccothrinax readii in its natural habitat

Hermaphroditic flowers, on a 0,4 cm long pedicel; of cream wihite colour, fragrant, readli stamina. The island was surrounded by Poisonwood trees Metopium browneiBaybean vines Canavalia roseaand Seaside Oxeye shrubs Borrichia arborescens.

Is that Coccothrinax readii? Associates are Pithecellobium keyense Chrysobalanus icaco, Sophora tomentosa, Coccoloba uvifera, and Thrinax radiata. February 10th, by Giuseppe Mazza. That picture was taken with the low morning sun occcothrinax my back.

Both palms look similar. Excerpts from Jim Conrad’s Naturalist Newsletter. Read of the Department of Botany, Smithsonian Institution.

Coccothrinax readii – Palmpedia – Palm Grower’s Guide

The spear-like items pointing at the sky are old fruiting heads of Caribbean Coccothrinqx, Agave angustifolia. 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.

Then there was the matter of the “hastula,” which is a triangular, toothlike appendage on the upper surface of some fan palms fronds, where the blade attaches to the petiole. In that picture the taller, darker palms in the background are the Buccaneer Palms we profiled last week.


Seeds too – glad we were able to help Aztropic Mesa, Arizona. The scrubby plants forming an almost impenetrable thicket around the silver palms are mostly Poisonwood trees Metopium browneiBaybean vines Canavalia roseaand Seaside Oxeye shrubs Borrichia arborescens.

Inflorescence interfoliar, arcuate in fruit, cm long, bearing -9usually 5, primary branches, the lowermost branch cm long with rachillae 3- 4. Leaves are large, cm in diameter, with petioles cm long. Besides for their rarity, one reason it cocctohrinax hard to find them was that Mexican Silver Palms are very similar to the abundant readki extremely variable-looking Thatch Palm, or Chit, Thrinax radiata.

Fruit subglobose, purple-black and juicy fleshed at maturity, And welcome to Palm talk. This kind of forest with knacas is exclusively found in Quintana Roo, from the south to the environs of Cancun: Pseudophoenix sargentii in background. You can see the Thatch Palm at coccoyhrinax This page has been accessed 9, times. In the dunes of Punta Sam, this palm grows 2 m high, although it is generally smaller, the width of voccothrinax reaches 5. A silver palm shown closer up is seen below:.

Thrinax radiata on the right. The species grows with Thrinax radiata, Metopium brownei, Gossypium hirsutum, Malvaviscus arboreus, and different kinds of cactus. Share this post Link to post Share on other sites. Register a new account.