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Coccothrinax argentea (Lodd. ex Schult. & Schult. fil.) Sarg. ex Becc.

Coccothrinax argentea

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Coccothrinax argentea is a palm which is endemic to Hispaniola.[1] It is a medium-sized palm (growing about 10 m tall. Leaves are dark green above and silvery below.[2] Like other Coccothrinax species, C. argentea is a fan palm. Very young leaves are eaten as a vegetable.[3] It is also used medicinally by traditional healers to treat uterine fibroids and hot flashes.[4]

This species is frequently confused with Coccothrinax argentata.

Common names include: Hispaniola silver thatch palm,[2] Cana,[4] Guano, Latanye marron, Latanye savanne,[5] Broom palm, Hispaniolan silver palm, Silver thatch palm, Palmera plateada de La Hispaniola, Guanito, Guano de escoba.

References

  1. ^ "Coccothrinax argentea". Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew: World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. Archived from the original on 2013-08-02. Retrieved 2007-01-30.
  2. ^ a b Palm and Cycad Society of Australia. "Palms: Coccothrinax argentea". Retrieved 2007-01-30.
  3. ^ Haynes, Jody; John McLaughlin (November 2000). "Edible Palms and Their Uses" (PDF). Fact Sheet MDCE-00-50-1. University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2006-09-26. Retrieved 2007-01-30.
  4. ^ a b Balick, Michael J.; Fredi Kronenberg; Andreana L. Ososki; Marian Reiff; Adriane Fugh-Berman; Bonnie O’Connor; Maria Roble; Patricia Lohr; Daniel Atha (2000). "Medicinal plants used by Latino healers for women's health conditions in New York City" (Scholar search). Economic Botany. 54 (3): 344–357. doi:10.1007/BF02864786. Retrieved 2007-01-30.
  5. ^ Henderson, Andrew; Galeano, Gloria; Bernal, Rodrigo (1995). Field Guide to the Palms of the Americas. Princeton, New Jersey: Princeton University Press. ISBN 978-0-691-08537-1.
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Coccothrinax argentea: Brief Summary

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Coccothrinax argentea is a palm which is endemic to Hispaniola. It is a medium-sized palm (growing about 10 m tall. Leaves are dark green above and silvery below. Like other Coccothrinax species, C. argentea is a fan palm. Very young leaves are eaten as a vegetable. It is also used medicinally by traditional healers to treat uterine fibroids and hot flashes.

This species is frequently confused with Coccothrinax argentata.

Common names include: Hispaniola silver thatch palm, Cana, Guano, Latanye marron, Latanye savanne, Broom palm, Hispaniolan silver palm, Silver thatch palm, Palmera plateada de La Hispaniola, Guanito, Guano de escoba.

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