Plant Profile

Schippia concolor

(skip-EE-ah) (kohn-kohl’-ohr)


Subfamily Coryphoideae

Tribe Cryosophileae

No Subtribe

Schippia concolor, the mountain pimento or silver pimento, is a medium-sized palm species that is native to Belize and Guatemala. Named for its discoverer, Australian botanist William A. Schipp, the species is threatened by habitat loss. It is the sole species in the genus Schippia. – Wikipedia

“The native range of this species is Belize to N. Guatemala. It is a tree and grows primarily in the wet tropical biome.” – Kew