Cryosophila williamsii P.H.Allen (1953:174)

Lago Yojoa palm, Root-spine palm, Mojarilla (Spanish), Palmiche (Castilian)



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status

Erroneously listed as Extinct in the Wild by (Evans, 1998)





Two subpopulation exist, at Yojoa and Copán Ruinas (Linares, 2021).


Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Allen, P. (1953). Two new fan palms from Central America. Ceiba 3: 173-178.


Other references:

Evans, R. J. (1995). Systematics of Cryosophila (Palmae). Systematic Botany Monographies 46: 1-70.

Evans, R. J. (1998). Cryosophila williamsii. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 1998: e.T30366A9541335. Accessed on 10 February 2024.

Glassman, S. F. (1972). A revision of B.E. Dahlgren's index of American palms. Cramer.

Govaerts, R. (1999). World Checklist of Seed Plants 3(1, 2a & 2b): 1-1532. MIM, Deurne.

Govaerts, R. and Dransfield, J. (2005). World Checklist of Palms: 1-223. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Linares, J. (2021). Cryosophila williamsii. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2021: e.T30366A142381423. Accessed on 10 February 2024.

Nelson Sutherland, C. H. (2008). Catálogo de las plantes vasculares de Honduras. Espermatofitas: 1-1576. SERNA/Guaymuras, Tegucigalpa, Honduras.

Oldfield, S., Lusty, C. and MacKinven, A. (compilers). (1998). The World List of Threatened Trees. World Conservation Press, Cambridge, UK.


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