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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Coccothrinax readii in its natural habitat Started by lagartos1 Feb Coccothrinax readii. Coccothrinax readii was last modified: You can see the Thatch Palm at http: Posted 2 Feb Fruit subglobose, purple-black and juicy fleshed at maturity, Posted 9 Apr Named in honor of Dr.

In northeastern Belize and south-eastern Mexico, Coccothrinax readii can be 4 m tall with a ,5 cm stem. Voccothrinax from Jim Conrad’s Naturalist Newsletter.

The environs of Chelem, on the northwestern coast of Yucatan, near Sisal, are one of the driest regions of the Peninsula and they are the limit of distribution of the species. This page has been accessed 9, times. The spear-like items pointing at the sky in the photos are old fruiting heads of Caribbean Agave, Agave angustifolia.

That picture was taken with the low morning sun at my back. Coccothrinax readii 15 yrs from seedling, Palm Springs, Ca. It wasn’t the non-splitting petiole bases, however, that enabled me to spot our tiny island of Mexican Silver Palms in an ocean of scrub and Thatch Palms. It grows under conditions of high humidity and on shallow soils with abundant humus not more than 10 to 15 cm deep where it reaches its best development.


Thank you so much Jim, great to have you aboard, Ed. 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 – Wikipedia

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: It is occcothrinax 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. Based on work by palmnerd. In the dunes of Tulum, humidity is high: 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 bifid apex.

Special thanks to Palmweb. Thanks Jim, habitat pics are great to see. Leaves are large, cm in diameter, with petioles cm long. Posted 10 Apr February 10th, by Giuseppe Mazza.

Coccothrinax readii in its natural habitat – DISCUSSING PALM TREES WORLDWIDE – PalmTalk

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.


It is interesting to emphasize that scattered individuals of coccotbrinax species are found only in Cozumel, none on the other islands.

Split leaf base stalks will ID the thrinax for you though. Rather it was the silver palm’s silvery frond undersurfaces, shown below:.

Cozumel, Isla Mujeres, and Contoy. In the dunes of Punta Sam, this palm grows 2 m high, although it is generally smaller, the width of trunks reaches 5. Read of the Department of Coccithrinax, Smithsonian Institution. Coccothrinax readii is a very abundant palm where it grows, occurring in Median or Low Tropical Rain Forests near the coast and in Sandy Coastal Dunes.

Only Coccothrinax there, excellent source for seed.

Coccothrinax readii in its natural habitat

I recently acquired a small 2-strap leaf seedling of a palm tagged Brahea ‘Tulum’ – told it was dwarf and blue tone. It is common to find it with brownish trunks usually tall 4 mbut very slender, not more than 4 cm in diameter. Started by lagartos1 Feb The stems are utilized in eeadii rural rfadii and for realizing fences and the leaves for realizing mats, lobster traps, bags and othe common use handicrafts. Sign In Sign Up. This page was last modified