Taxon: Coccothrinax argentata (Jacq.) L. H. Bailey

Genus: Coccothrinax
Family: Arecaceae (alt.Palmae)
  Subfamily: Coryphoideae
      Tribe: Cryosophileae
Nomen number: 102872
Place of publication: Gentes Herbarum 4:223, t. 140-143. 1939
Name Verified on: 08-Apr-2011 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 30-Jul-2014
Species priority site is: Natl. Germplasm Repository - Miami (MIA)
Accessions: 8 in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

  • Biscayne palm  (Source: Trees US) - English
  • Florida silver palm  (Source: Hortus 3) - English
  • silver palm  (Source: Hortus 3) - English
  • silver thatch  (Source: F Bahamas) - English
  • silvertop  (Source: F Bahamas) - English
  • Florida-Silberpalme  (Source: Zander Ency) - German

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: ornamental (fide Hortus 3; Zander ed14)
  • Materials: fiber (fide Hortus 3)

Distributional Range:


  • Northern America

    • Southeastern U.S.A.: United States - Florida
    • Southern Mexico: Mexico - Quintana Roo, - Yucatan
  • Southern America

    • Caribbean: Bahamas; Colombia - San Andres Island; Cuba; Jamaica
    • Mesoamerica: Honduras - Islas de la Bahia

  • Cultivated:

    . also cult.


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  • Correll, D. S. & H. B. Correll Flora of the Bahama archipelago. 1982 (F Bahamas)
  • Erhardt, W. et al. Der große Zander: Enzyklopädie der Pflanzennamen. 2008 (Zander Ency)
  • FNA Editorial Committee Flora of North America. 1993- (F NAmer)
  • Glassman, S. F. 1972. A revision of B. E. Dahlgren's Index of American palms Phanerog. Monogr. 6:1-294.
  • Govaerts, R. & J. Dransfield World checklist of palms. 2005 (L Palms)
  • Henderson, A. et al. Field guide to the palms of the Americas. 1995 (Palms Amer)
  • Howard, R. 1979. Flora of the lesser Antilles. 1974-1989 (F LAnt) 3:328.
  • Liberty Hyde Bailey Hortorium Hortus third. 1976 (Hortus 3)
  • Little, E. L., Jr. Checklist of United States trees, Agric. Handb. 541. 1979 (Trees US)
  • Moore, H. E., Jr. 1963. An annotated checklist of cultivated palms (Principes) 7:138.
  • Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource). (Pl Names)
  • St. John, H. List and summary of the flowering plants in the Hawaiian islands. 1973 (L Hawaii)


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