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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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It wasn’t the non-splitting petiole coccothriax, however, that enabled me to spot our tiny island of Mexican Silver Palms in an ocean of scrub and Thatch Palms. It is not particular about the soil, even if poor, provided perfectly draining, with preference for the calcareous rocky and sandy ones.

The species grows with Thrinax radiata, Metopium brownei, Gossypium hirsutum, Malvaviscus arboreus, and different kinds of cactus. The hastula can be slightly bifid and is frequently tubular on account of the expansion of the blade. Navigation menu Personal teadii Log in. Detailed Scientific Description Coccothrinax readii is a small, solitary palm m high, with a very slender, brownish or grayish trunk Associates are Pithecellobium keyense Chrysobalanus icaco, Sophora tomentosa, Coccoloba uvifera, and Thrinax radiata.

Coccothrinax readii in its natural habitat

Posted 1 Feb 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.

Coccothrinax readii was last modified: In the dunes of Punta Sam, this palm grows 2 m high, although it is generally smaller, the width of trunks reaches 5. This page has been accessed 9, times. This species grows on Sandy Dunes from the coast of Tulum in Quintana Roo to Sisal in Yucatan, where it is exposed to the sun and sea breezes, and it is here that C. 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.


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. Besides for their rarity, one reason it was hard to find them was that Mexican Silver Palms are very similar to the abundant and extremely variable-looking Thatch Palm, or Chit, Thrinax radiata.

Retrieved from ” http: Special thanks to Palmweb. That picture was taken with the low morning sun at my back.

Flowers fragrant, 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 I have a fruiting Pseudophoenix sargentii in the doccothrinax and nice to compare it to those in habitat.

Cozumel, Isla Mujeres, and Contoy. Split leaf base stalks will ID the thrinax for you though. In northeastern Belize and south-eastern Mexico, Coccothrinax readii can be 4 m tall with a ,5 cm stem.

Coccothrinax readii 15 yrs from seedling, Palm Springs, Ca. Sign up for a new account in our community. The beach of Tulum with the ancient readii buildings and I remember a fan leaves palm growing there! It is common to find it with brownish trunks usually tall 4 mbut very slender, not more than 4 cm in diameter.

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Started by lagartos1 Feb I’ve been looking for the species ever since I got here, and this week I finally found it. It’s endemic to the Yucatan Peninsula and in our area occurs only in small populations just behind the dunes along the shore, where salty, hot winds and sandy soil keep the vegetation low and scrubby. It is very abundant in the median stratum under the shade of species such as Manilkara zapota, Metopium brownei, Caesalpinia gaumeri, etc.

It is interesting to emphasize that scattered individuals of this species are found only in Cozumel, none on the other islands. Share this post Link to post Share on other sites. 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. Fruit subglobose, purple-black and juicy fleshed at maturity, Views Read View source View history.


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. At this forum, Aztropic in Arizona pointed out that Thrinax petiole bases tend to split, but Coccothrinax petiole bases don’t.

Hermaphroditic flowers, on a 0,4 cm long pedicel; of cream wihite colour, fragrant, deadii stamina. The habit of C. It bears the salty winds, hence it can be utilized in gardens close to the sea. Only Coccothrinax there, excellent source for seed. In that picture the taller, darker palms in the background are the Buccaneer Palms we profiled last week.

This kind of forest with knacas is exclusively found in Quintana Roo, from the south to cocckthrinax environs of Cancun: This wonderful help can be reviewed at this forum at http: Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. All images copyright of the artists and photographers see images for credits. Pseudophoenix sargentii in background.

Wish I knew more about it and could see pics in habitat of it. Create an account or sign in to comment You need to be a member in order to leave a comment Create an account Sign up for a new account in our community.

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.

Coccothrinax readii in its natural habitat Started by lagartos1 Feb Coccothrinax readii. In the dunes of Tulum, humidity is high: