Cuban Palms

The Island of Cuba has many endemic species found only on the island and nowhere else.  There are 98 palm taxa of Cuba including distinct species and varieties or subspecies.  Across the island are different climate zones from seasonally wet tropical forest all the way to semi arid like desert.  The soils of Cuba range from serpentine to montane limestone to tropical clay.  These drivers have pushed palms to speciate into some of the most majestic plants on the planet.  I have photographed 48 of the 98 taxa.  The list below is all the palms and some links are active for species I have photographed.  With luck more photos and pages will be added to share information and photos.

Acoelorrhaphe wrightii

Acrocomia aculeata
Acrocomia crispa

Bactris cubensis

Calyptronoma plumeriana

Coccothrinax acunana
Coccothrinax alexanderi

Coccothrinax alexandri subsp. nitida

Coccothrinax baracoensis

Coccothrinax bermudezii

Coccothrinax borhidiana

Coccothrinax camagueyana

Coccothrinax clarensis

Coccothrinax clarensis subsp. brevifolia

Coccothrinax crinita
Coccothrinax crinita subsp. brevicrinus

Coccothrinax cupalaris

Coccothrinax elegans

Coccothrinax fagildei

Coccothrinax fragrans

Coccothrinax garciana

Coccothrinax guantanamensis

Coccothrinax gundlachii

Coccothrinax hiorami

Coccothrinax leonis

Coccothrinax litoralis
Coccothrinax macroglossa

Coccothrinax moaensis
Coccothrinax microphylla
Coccothrinax miraguama
Coccothrinax miraguama subsp. arenicola

Coccothrinax miraguama subsp. havanensis

Coccothrinax miraguama subsp. roseocarpa Coccothrinax moaensis

Coccothrinax munizii
Coccothrinax muricata
Coccothrinax nipensis
Coccothrinax orientalis
Coccothrinax pauciramosa Coccothrinax pseudorigida

Coccothrinax pumila
Coccothrinax rigida
Coccothrinax salvatoris
Coccothrinax salvatoris subsp. ‘Rainbow’

Coccothrinax savannarum

Coccothrinax saxicola

Coccothrinax spirituana

Coccothrinax torrida

Coccothrinax trinitensis

Coccothrinax victorini

Coccothrinax yunquensis

Coccothrinax yuraguana

Coccothrinax x angelae
C. crinita subsp. brevicrinus x C. miraguama

Colpothrinax wrightii

Copernicia baileyana
Copernicia brittonorum
Copernicia cowellii
Copernicia curbeloi
Copernicia curtissii
Copernicia fallaensis
Copernicia gigas
Copernicia glabrescens
Copernicia glabrescens var. ramosissima

Copernicia hospita

Copernicia humicola

Copernicia longiglossa

Copernicia macroglossa

Copernicia molinetii

Copernicia oxycalyx

Copernicia rigida
Copernicia roigii
Copernicia yarey
Copernicia yarey var. robusta

Copernicia x burretiana C. hospita x C. macroglossa

Copernicia x dahlgreniana C. cowellii x C. macroglossa

Copernicia x occidentalis C. brittonorum x C. curtissii

Copernicia x shaferi C. cowellii x C. hospita

Copernicia x sueroana C. hospita x C. rigida

Copernicia x textilis C. baileyana x C. hospita

Copernicia x vespertillonum C. gigas x C. rigida Gaussia princeps

Gaussia spirituana

Hemithrinax compacta
Hemithrinax ekmaniana
Hemithrinax rivularis
Hemithrinax rivularis var. savannarum Leucothrinax morrisii

Prestoea acuminata var. montana

Pseudophoenix sargentii

Roystonea lenis

Roystonea maisiana

Roystonea regia

Roystonea stellata

Roystonea violacea


Sabal domingensis

Sabal maritima

Sabal palmetto Sabal yapa



Thrinax radiata