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Coccothrinax argentata (Florida silver palm)
Cressler, Alan

Coccothrinax argentata

Coccothrinax argentata (Jacq.) L.H. Bailey

Florida Silver Palm

Arecaceae (Palm Family)

Synonym(s): Coccothrinax garberi


USDA Native Status: L48 (N)

The Florida Silver Palm is a member of the family Palmae which includes evergreen trees and shrubs, and sometimes vines. Stout or sometimes slender unbranched trunk, not divided into bark and wood and not increasing in diameter. About 2500 species worldwide in tropical and subtropical regions. 11 native and 1 naturalized tree species and 2 native shrub species in North America; many others southward.


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Tree
Fruit Type: Drupe
Size Notes: Up to about 20 feet tall, often shorter.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White
Bloom Time: Apr , May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct



Additional resources

USDA: Find Coccothrinax argentata in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Coccothrinax argentata in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Coccothrinax argentata


Record Modified: 2016-07-08
Research By: TWC Staff

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