I have been unable to find much info about this Coccothrinax from southern Cuba. Palmpedia says very little but lists it as a species. Another source I consulted indicated it might be a ssp of C. miraguama but says little else. I found the following info on PalmTalk:
No matter, it's a great palm and uncommon in gardens. I planted my mother palm on my Garden Lot around 2012. It has been one of the fastest growing Coccothrinax I have despite receiving no supplemental irrigation. I estimate it is around 10' tall now. I germinated the plants for sale from her seeds and they are ~3 years old now with palmate leaves and sturdy stems. These are the only ones I have.
Coccothrinax cupularis 3-year-old: $25.00 for one Shipping = $12.00 via Priority Mail
Coccothrinax cupularis 3-year-old: $45.00 for both Shipping = $15.00 via Priority Mail
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SFPS Guest, Monday OCT. 19, 2020 - 7:20PM - REGISTRATION REQUIRED (SFPS Members & Non Members Invited) Click here to register. - http://bit.ly/SFPS2020OCT "Defaunation in the Anthropocene" presented by Dr. Mauro Galetti, Director of the Gifford Arboretum (University of Miami, Coral Gables, Florida) Dr. Mauro Galetti is a tropical ecologist at the University of Miami and Director of the Gifford Arboretum. His current research centers broadly on the effects of animal extinction on key ecological, evolutionary and ecosystem processes. Current understanding of the effects of animal extinction and the cascading effects in terrestrial ecosystems has been historically based in relatively simple food webs. In contrast, the effects of human-induced trophic cascades in hyper-diverse complex ecosystems, such as tropical rainforests, are largely unknown.
Dr. Galetti has been studying seed dispersal by fish, lizards, birds, and mammals, including extinct megafauna. He sees the extinction of large vertebrates during the last 50,000 years as a continuous human-driven impact on the biodiversity on Earth. Dr. Galetti is fascinated by rainforests and has been working in the Atlantic forests of South America for many years.
About 90% of all tree species rely on animal- dispersal and as a result, Dr. Galetti is trying to understand how the loss of seed dispersers will affect plant recruitment and how this ultimately will affect climate and other ecosystem functions.
Defaunation, known as the local, global or functional extinction of animals, has become a major biodiversity threat. In this talk, Dr. Galetti will take the audience to the myriad of consequences of animal extinction in these 3 scales: local, global and functional. His main focus here is to introduce cascading consequences of losing animals for plant reproduction (seed dispersal) up to the ecosystem scale (carbon storage). Finally, Dr. Galetti will be presenting his new work on the effects of defaunation in the Caribbean Island ecosystems.
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South Florida Palm Society (SFPS) Miami Palm Sale @ Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden's PLANT CLUB DAYBy MameyDisco
South Florida Palm Society
(SFPS), Miami, Florida
SEPTEMBER 19th, 2020 - 2 Ticketed Sessions - (10:00 AM - 1:00 PM) & (1:00 PM - 4:00 PM)
SFPS Members have made some nice donations... at least 20+ genera will be available in limited quantities as this is a ticketed and time restricted / slotted event.
Various other local societies will be there as well such as The Rare Fruit Council International (RFCI), Tropical Flowering Tree Society (TFTS), Tropical Fern & Exotic Plant Society (TFEPS) and various local orchid societies from Miami & Coral Gables. Fairchild Garden will also be selling plants... first event of its kind in a while which is why I wanted to share.
We welcome anyone under 40 years of age to join for $1.00 membership fee, everyone else you're still welcome to join.
Event Page: https://fairchildgarden.org/eventon/plant-club-day/
Tickets are required (limited qty.) - https://store.fairchildgarden.org/EventPurchase.aspx?dateselected=9/19/2020
Cindy Adair's recent topic about a visit to Bornea in 2014 inspired me to go into my photos of an IPS post-tour of the palms of Cuba in 2014. One of the highlights for me was some of the spectacular native Cuban Copernicias in habitat. I'll post some of those photos again because it looks American palm lovers won't be visiting there anytime soon.
Holguin, 5/31/14 - Our overloaded chartered plane landed at the Holguin airport where we were met by our made-in-China bus (the US & Cuba have no official trade relations). We set off to look for palms.
Moa 6/1/14 - an almost unearthly landscape full of strange, noxious plants. I contracted painful lesions on my hands that plagued me the rest of the trip. But the palms were worth it
C. rigida and my husband Tim. I returned with C. rigida as my favorite Copernicia. They remind me of my dad's old time shaving brushes.
Me gazing at acres of C. rigidas. Our tour group had to walk past an abandoned hobo camp on our way to see these awesome palms. Had the authorities of this Workers' Paradise chased the inhabitants away before our visit?
Copernicia Valley - Our bus pulled over to the side of the road and let us out to view a miles-long valley of Copernicias: rigida, yarey, sp and countless hybrids
I have for sale 100+ strap leaf seedlings from my bodacious mother palm in the front garden. This palm is my most robust (though not tallest) Coccothrinax in my yard. Its trunk is 8-10" diameter its relaxed dark green leaves are 4-5' wide. Originally native to Hispaniola, this species is now endemic in Cuba. I know my palm, 10-12 years old, is from Hispaniola seeds as seeds of the Cuban variety only became available in 2017 ("The Palms of Cuba," by Paul Craft). See summary below
Coccothrinax fragrans: 50+ seedlings x2 lots @ $20 per lot
Coccothrinax fragrans: 100+ seedlings x1 lot @ $30.00
Shipping = $10.00 via Priority Mail. Seedlings will be sent without pots and soil with roots wrapped in damp orchid moss, clear wrap and foil
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