Coccothrinax is a genus of palms in the Arecaceae family. There are more than 50 species described in the genus, plus many synonyms and sub-species. A new species (Coccothrinax torrida) has been described as recently as 2006. Many of the Coccothrinax have silver or thatch, or both, in their English common names. In Spanish - speaking countries, guano is a common name applied to Coccothrinax species. The species are native throughout the Caribbean, the Bahamas, extreme southern Florida and southeastern Mexico, but most of the species are known only from Cuba.

The largest collections are grown in Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden , in Miami, Florida, Jardín Botánico Nacional , in Havana, Cuba and Palmetum of Santa Cruz de Tenerife , in the Canary Islands, Spain.


The following species of Coccothrinax are listed as "accepted" names in the World Checklist of Monocotyledons, hosted by the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. This list does not include synonyms or sub-species.


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