My Zombia x Coccothrinax hybrid is about 10 years old, 6' tall at the highest frond and 4' diameter. It has two major trunks with more on the way. Those trunks are covered with coarse woven fibers that curve outward in intervals to form horizontal spines. Genus Zombia is monotypical, i.e., contains only one species. Coccothrinax is not. I don't know which species is represented in the hybrid, but I guess the most common, barbadensis, is a likely candidate. Morphology of this palm's leaves in the cluster varies. Some are large, others much smaller. Some have silvery undersides, others do not. Some pinnae are thin, others thick. Kind of strange. This palm has taken down to the mid-30s with no damage. Very neat palm but not huggable.
Zombia x Coccothrinax, Cape Coral, FL 2021
Pinnae on these leaves are shallowly cut into thirds and deeply cut to right and left. Note silvery obverse of top leaf.
Pinnae on these smaller leaves are wider and cut more uniformly. Undersides of leaves don't show as much silver
Fiber & spine detail
Primary & secondary trunks
Base of palm is a mass of fibers and spines
Credit : Shamus O’ Leary’s Tropical Fruit trees
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By Brad Mondel
I now have two of these but this one is nicer than the other. More variegation and all leaves have it!