Why the sp.? I'm encountering a bit of a identity challenge with this post due to confusing ID tags. One stuck to the trunk while the other, fallen on the nearby ground. So how could I tell one from the other?
A picture match would show it being a C. argentata or C.argentea. Both looking very alike for an amateur me. As for the differences, well, I can't tell as yet!
A native of insular Carribean, such as Mexico, Florida and Cuba, they are found mainly in arid and exposed spaces. They are small to medium sized plants, have a solitary, slender trunk covered with fibrous sheaths. The palmate leaves are dark green but often showing silvery-grey on the underside of the leaflets. Also known as, The Silver Thatch Palm.
Branched inflorescences are located among the petioles of leaves. They bear small, single seeded fruits which are grooved (resembling brains), and may vary from purple-red to purple-black colour. Rare shaped and interesting fruits, love to see them - blackberries (Rubus ursinus NOT the smartphone) come to mind!