General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Tree
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 10a -1.1 °C (30 °F) to +1.7 °C (35 °F)
Plant Height: to 10 feet
Leaves: Other: Long spines form along the leaf stems. Fronds are fan-like, dark green, and shiny
Fruit: Other: white, oblong or pear-shaped, 1.5-2 centimeters in diameter, with a single seed.
Fruiting Time: Summer
Late summer or early fall
Flowers: Inconspicuous
Flower Color: White
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Summer
Suitable Locations: Beach Front
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Resistances: Drought tolerant
Pollinators: Wind
Containers: Not suitable for containers
Miscellaneous: With thorns/spines/prickles/teeth
Conservation status: Vulnerable (VU)

Conservation status:
Conservation status: Vulnerable
Common names
  • Zombie Palm
  • Latanye Zombi
  • Guanito

  • Posted by arctangent (Ann Arbor, Michigan - Zone 6a) on Dec 2, 2020 4:29 PM concerning plant:
    Zombia antillarum is the sole species in the genus Zombia. The genus is placed in the family Arecaceae, the palm family.
    The species is endemic to the island of Hispaniola in the Greater Antilles. It is a dry land palm that is tolerant of drought.

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