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The Copernicia genus is spectacular. Even fan palm haters like Copernicias. And their spiny petioles and saw-toothed leaves just add to their charm. You don't want to hug them but you can be in awe of them from a distance. I have over half a dozen of them planted on our property, including two species I collected in the wild on an eco-tour I took to Cuba in 2014. They are not the fastest growing palms in the world but well worth the wait if you have the time. I took the following photos today on Day 7 of our official self-imposed quarantine. If you don't have a mass gathering to attend, have a look.

Copernicia baileyana - my second Copernicia bought off eBay about 10 years ago. Back then any species was hard to find

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Copernicia alba - probably the commonest species in the genus

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Copernicia macroglossa - one of the strangest and most mesmerizing palms in the world. I received this one as a 1g from a palm lover in Punta Gorda, FL. Very slow growing. I hope mine will speed up now it no longer has to compete with my late, lamented Sabal Lisa

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Copernicia berteroana - native to Hispaniola and Antilles. I grew this one from seed and really like how its glossy lime green leaves form a "cup."

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Copernicia prunifera - aka "Carnauba Wax Palm", native to Brazil where it is grown for bluish wax on it leaves

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Copernicia baileyana - grown from wild seeds I collected in Cuba in 2014

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Copernicia gigas - grown from wild seeds I collected in Cuba in 2014. Similar to C. baileyana but slower growing

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mike in kurtistown

Really good documentation of your Cops. Enjoyed looking at them.

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Big Eye
2 hours ago, PalmatierMeg said:

The Copernicia genus is spectacular. Even fan palm haters like Copernicias. And their spiny petioles and saw-toothed leaves just add to their charm. You don't want to hug them but you can be in awe of them from a distance. I have over half a dozen of them planted on our property, including two species I collected in the wild on an eco-tour I took to Cuba in 2014. They are not the fastest growing palms in the world but well worth the wait if you have the time. I took the following photos today on Day 7 of our official self-imposed quarantine. If you don't have a mass gathering to attend, have a look.

Copernicia baileyana - my second Copernicia bought off eBay about 10 years ago. Back then any species was hard to find

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Copernicia alba - probably the commonest species in the genus

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That baileyana is simply stunning! Wow! Love me some fan palms like this!

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Palm Tree Jim

Nice collection!

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sonoranfans

Very nice, I love copernicias, they are mesmerizing in leaflet patterns!

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TomJ
21 hours ago, PalmatierMeg said:

The Copernicia genus is spectacular. Even fan palm haters like Copernicias.

Almost spit out my coffee....  Nailed me to a "T"

Beautiful collection.  Thank You for sharing. Hard to find ones here on the West coast.

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Rickybobby

Awesome collection!

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Cape Garrett

Looks great Meg!  My Baileyana is as tall as me to the top of the leaf.  Slow but steady grower here in the cape.  Love the collection. 

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Chris Chance

Great collection! Gotta love the different Copernicia! I'm hoping to try at least one here but would have to survive winter. 

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