In October 2006,the IPS sponsored a trip to the Dominican Republic to view native palms in situ.Fast forward 14 years for another peek at this specific, spectacular,remote area, occupied by Coccothrinax scoparia.This is a medium sized "high elevation" palm that grows mostly in shady,pine forests.Tree is very similar to Coccothrinax montana,another Dominican mountain palm,the easiest identifier being white fruits on montana vs. traditional purple cocco fruits on scoparia.   aztropic