Distribution: Approximately 49 species of the West Indies with the greatest diversity (approximately 34 species) in Cuba
LPG Area: Atlantic Drive, Satellite Drive, Caribbean Way
A.k.a.: Broom, silver & thatch palms
Close Relatives: Thrinax
Growing Comments: An attractive medium sized fan palm from the Carribean. Some species will eventually get very tall though. A few, like C. crinita & C. ekmanii, are exremely slow & probably rate a 1.0-2.0 on a 1-10 scale, while some, like C. barbadensis, are moderately fast & would probably rate about a 4.5.