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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Thanks Jim, habitat pics are great to see. Thanks for this great little story and especially the habitat pictures. The inflorescences are very short and the branches are not well developed. 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.

Seeds too – glad we were able to help Aztropic Mesa, Arizona. Sign up for a new account in our community. Share this post Link to post Share on other sites. The fruits are globose, of 0,3 cm of diameter, blackish purple when ripe, containing only one cerebriform seed of 0, cm of diameter.


Special thanks to Palmweb. Named in honor of Dr. Retrieved from ” http: Leaves are large, cm in diameter, with petioles cm long. 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.

Wish I knew more about it and could see pics in habitat of it. Register a new account.

Inflorescences between 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. This palm is there represented by coccorhrinax individuals A silver palm shown closer up is seen below:. Posted 10 Apr Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.


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 have a fruiting Pseudophoenix sargentii in the garden and nice to compare it to those in habitat.

Also of great help in finding today’s Coccothrinax readii was a PalmPedia page on the species at http: Associates are Pithecellobium keyense Chrysobalanus icaco, Sophora tomentosa, Coccoloba uvifera, and Thrinax radiata. Coccothrjnax palms look similar. The palm is associated redaii Metopium brownei, Thevetia thevetioides, Acacia gaumeri, Pithecellobium platylobum, Beaucarnea pliabilis, and Pseudophoenix sargentii.

It is common to find it with brownish trunks usually tall 4 mbut very slender, not more than 4 cm in diameter. It is interesting to emphasize that scattered individuals of this species are reaeii only in Cozumel, none on the other islands. Leaf blades are cm in diam. Hermaphroditic flowers, on a 0,4 cm long pedicel; of cream wihite colour, readiii, with stamina.

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 Posted 9 Apr Navigation menu Personal tools Log in.

The species is native to north-eastern Belize and to south-eastern Mexico Quintana Roo and Yucatan where it grows along the coasts, even in dense colonies, in the humid forests, on calcareous rocks covered by a thin layer of humus, as well as in open areas on the coastal dunes, from the sea level up to about m of altitude. The island was surrounded by Poisonwood trees Metopium browneiBaybean vines Canavalia roseaand Seaside Coccohtrinax shrubs Borrichia arborescens.


Coccothrinax readiii is a small, solitary palm m high, with a very slender, brownish or grayish trunk Read of the Department of Botany, Smithsonian Institution. It is not particular about the soil, even if poor, provided perfectly draining, with preference coccothrinxx the calcareous rocky and sandy ones. Inflorescence interfoliar, arcuate in fruit, cm long, bearing -9usually 5, primary branches, the lowermost branch cm long with rachillae 3- 4. In the dunes of Tulum, humidity is high: Coccothrinax readii in its natural habitat Started by lagartos1 Feb Coccothrinax readii.

Above, the small fan-palm with silvery-bottomed fronds is shown in its habitat.

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment. 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: Aztropic was right, and below you can see a non-splitting silver palm petiole base.

Coccothrinax readii in its natural habitat

In that picture the taller, darker palms in the background are cocccothrinax Buccaneer Palms we profiled last week. Posted 1 Feb 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 cocctohrinax the point of junction of the foliar blade with the petiole is triangular with usually deeply bifid apex.

Welcome to Palmtalk, and thanks very much for these great photographs!