Range: South Florida and Bahamas
We are proud to count this lovely Coccothrinax among the eleven palm species native to Florida. It occurs naturally from Palm Beach to the lower Florida Keys, mostly in pine rockland habitats slightly inland from the coast. Urban development has consumed nearly all of our native pine rocklands, making these palms increasingly scarce. There are many Coccothrinax species found in the Caribbean region, especially in Cuba, and all are excellent garden subjects. This one is known for the shiny undersides of its leaves. Silver palms from mainland South Florida are small in stature, whereas the ones found in the lower Florida Keys grow tall.