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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Aztropic was right, and below you can see a non-splitting silver palm petiole base. Associates are Pithecellobium keyense Chrysobalanus icaco, Sophora tomentosa, Coccoloba uvifera, and Thrinax radiata. 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.

Thank you so much Jim, great to have you aboard, Ed. The beach of Tulum with the ancient mayan buildings and I remember a fan leaves palm growing there! One of the most spectacular places I visited, at my honeymoon in Mexico, 21 years ago: Both palms look similar.

Coccothrinax readii in its natural habitat

Other species growing in these dunes are Thrinax radiata, Chrysobalanus icaco, Metopium brownei, Coccoloba uvifera, Cordia sp. I have a fruiting Pseudophoenix sargentii in the garden and nice to compare it to those in habitat.

Posted 2 Feb radii Normally the silveriness isn’t as conspicuous. 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. Sign up for a new account in our community. Navigation menu Personal tools Log in. Coccothrinax readii was last modified: 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.


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 coxcothrinax, thecae unequal The palm is associated with Metopium brownei, Thevetia thevetioides, Acacia gaumeri, Pithecellobium platylobum, Beaucarnea pliabilis, and Pseudophoenix sargentii.

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This kind of forest with knacas is exclusively found in Quintana Roo, from the south to the environs of Cancun: You can see the Thatch Palm at http: This page was last modified Thanks Jim, habitat pics are great to see. There are three islands near the northeastern coast of the Peninsula: 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.

I recently acquired a small 2-strap leaf seedling of a palm tagged Brahea ‘Tulum’ – told it was dwarf and blue tone. At this forum, Aztropic in Arizona pointed out that Thrinax petiole bases tend to split, but Coccothrinax petiole bases don’t. The scrubby plants forming an almost impenetrable thicket around the silver palms are mostly Poisonwood trees Metopium browneiBaybean vines Canavalia roseaand Raedii Oxeye shrubs Borrichia arborescens.

Seeds too – glad we were able to help Aztropic Mesa, Arizona. Thanks for this great little story and especially the habitat pictures.

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 coccoturinax centre and merged at the base for a length of cm.


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

The region of EI Cuyo on the northern coast of Yucatan limits a coastal lagoon, therefore the humidity is high. In that picture the taller, darker palms in the background are the Buccaneer Palms we profiled last week.


Org Forum just made the experience sweeter. Posted 9 Apr Retrieved from ” http: The hastula can be slightly bifid and is frequently tubular on account of the expansion of the blade.

Many Special Thanks to Ed Vaile for his long hours of tireless editing and numerous contributions. Share this post Link to post Share on other sites.

Rather it was the silver palm’s silvery frond undersurfaces, shown below:. Pseudophoenix sargentii in background.

Coccothrinax readii – Monaco Nature Encyclopedia

In northeastern Belize and south-eastern Mexico, Coccothrinax readii can be 4 m tall with a cocccothrinax cm stem. Posted 10 Apr 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.

Above, the small fan-palm with silvery-bottomed fronds is shown in its habitat. Seeds too – glad we were able to help.

Coccothrinax readii is a small, solitary palm m high, with a very slender, brownish or grayish trunk Only Coccothrinax there, excellent source for coccthrinax. Is that Coccothrinax readii? It bears the salty winds, hence it can be utilized in gardens close to the sea. This wonderful help can be reviewed at this forum at http: Inflorescences coccothrinnax the leaves interfoliarcm long, initially erect, then curved when in fruit, ramified with spaced primary ramifications and of decreasing length towards the apex, the lowest one cm long with 4, cm long rachillae.

Read of the Department of Botany, Smithsonian Institution. This palm is there represented by depauperate individuals That picture was taken with the low coccorhrinax sun at my back. Fruit subglobose, purple-black and juicy fleshed at maturity,