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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Split leaf base stalks will ID the thrinax for you though. Posted 10 Apr Fruit subglobose, purple-black and juicy fleshed at maturity, Navigation menu Personal tools Log in.

Other species growing in these dunes are Thrinax radiata, Chrysobalanus icaco, Metopium brownei, Coccoloba uvifera, Cordia sp. Retrieved from ” http: It bears the salty winds, hence it can be utilized in gardens close to the sea.

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. Posted 9 Apr A silver palm shown closer up is seen below:. I recently acquired a small 2-strap leaf seedling of a palm tagged Brahea ‘Tulum’ – told it was dwarf and blue tone.

Thrinax radiata on the right. All images copyright of the artists and photographers see images for credits. Many Special Thanks to Ed Vaile for his long hours of tireless editing and numerous contributions.

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 common to find it with brownish trunks usually tall 4 mbut very slender, not more than 4 cm in diameter.

Wish I knew more about it and could see pics in habitat of it. In northeastern Belize and south-eastern Mexico, Coccothrinax readii can be 4 m tall with a ,5 cm stem. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.


Sign in Already have an account? 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. The fruits are globose, of 0,3 cm of diameter, blackish purple when ripe, containing only one cerebriform seed of 0, cm of diameter. Share this post Link to post Share on other sites.

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

Excerpts from Jim Conrad’s Naturalist Newsletter. It is not particular about the soil, even if poor, provided perfectly draining, with preference for the calcareous rocky and sandy ones.

Leaf blades are cm in diam. In the Median Forest, this palm is an important element of the physiognomy. I’ve been looking for the species ever since I got here, and this week I finally found it. Thanks for this great little story and especially the habitat pictures.

Associates are Pithecellobium keyense Chrysobalanus icaco, Sophora tomentosa, Coccoloba uvifera, and Thrinax radiata. Special thanks to Palmweb.

Coccothrinax readii – Monaco Nature Encyclopedia

Thank you so much Jim, great to have you aboard, Ed. 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. For help in distinguishing the two species I went onto the very active online forum of the International Palm Society at http: Welcome to Palmtalk, and thanks very readiii for these great photographs! 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.

On that page the author writes, “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. It is generally smaller, but trunks are wider and grayish, the hastula is deeply bifid, the inflorescences are redaii and frequently the terminal primary branches are not well developed.


Coccothrinax readii is a small, solitary palm m high, with a very slender, brownish or grayish trunk 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. Aztropic was right, and coccothrunax you can see a non-splitting silver palm petiole base. 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.

Coccothrinax readii in its natural habitat

Coccothrinax readii in its natural habitat Started by lagartos1 Feb Coccothrinax readii. Inflorescence interfoliar, arcuate in fruit, cm long, bearing -9usually 5, primary branches, the lowermost branch cm long with rachillae 3- 4. Hermaphroditic flowers, on a 0,4 cm long pedicel; of cream wihite colour, fragrant, with stamina. Some hastulas were not at all bifid, and some were just slightly notched.

Seeds too – glad we were able to help Aztropic Mesa, Arizona. Other associated species are Pseudophoenix sargentii, Thrinax radiata, Metopium brownei, Agave sp. Views Read View source View history. 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. One of the most spectacular places I visited, at my honeymoon in Mexico, 21 years ago: The habit of C.

That picture was taken with the low morning sun at my back.