Coccothrinax hiorami

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Coccothrinax hiorami is a majestic species growing in an amazing habitat.  The palms are between geological features that is very unique called Monitongos.  The black rock is highly weathered into furrows.  The Coccothrinax hiorami grows in patches of forest around large lomas and in moonlike valleys between giant rock formations.  This is a tall species with a thicker trunk than any other Coccothrinax in eastern Cuba.  I have grown this species from Florida seed for several years.  The intersting thing to me is the leaves look like the tips have been extended and aren’t proportionally round as other species of Coccothrinax.  Because of it’s fast growth and nice habit this palm should be used more in landscaping.