Sorting Copernicia names

Species on this page ( A = names approved by most authorities, s = approved as synonyms) :



Copernicia alba Morong ex Morong & Britton

SYNONYM(S) : Copernicia australis Becc.

CHINESE : Bai ba xi la zong.

ENGLISH : Caranday palm, Caranday wax palm.

PORTUGUESE : Carandá (Brazil).

SPANISH : Palma blanca (Argentina, Bolivia, Paraguay).

Copernicia baileyana León

CHINESE : Bei li la zong.

ENGLISH : Bailey's palm, Yarey palm.

Copernicia gigas Ekman

CHINESE : Ju la zong.

ENGLISH : Cuban palm.

Copernicia hospita Mart.

CHINESE : Qi yi la zong.

ENGLISH : Cuban palm.

Copernicia macroglossa H. Wendl. ex Becc.

CHINESE : Gu ba la zong.

ENGLISH : Cuban petticoat palm, Petticoat palm.

SPANISH : Palmera de abrigo.

Copernicia prunifera (Mill.) H. E. Moore

SYNONYM(S) : Copernicia cerifera (Arruda) Mart.

ARABIC : Nakhlet esh sham' (as C. cerifera).

CHINESE : La zong.

ENGLISH : Caranda palm, Caranday palm, Carnauba palm, Carnauba-wax palm, Christ's thorn.

FINNISH : Karnaubapalmu.

FRENCH : Caranda, Palmier à cire, Palmier à cire carnauba.

GERMAN : Carnaubapalme, Fächerpalme, Karnaubapalme, Wachspalme.

JAPANESE : Burajiru rou yashi (as C. cerifera), Rou yashi (as C. cerifera).

SPANISH : Carandai, Carnauba.


Copernicia tectorum (Kunth) Mart.

SYNONYM(S) : Corypha tectorum Kunth

ENGLISH : Venezuelan wax palm.

SPANISH : Palma llanera (Venezuela), Palma zarare (Colombia).

General Bibliography


General & specific on-line


Complementary / Specific


EURODICAUTOM, On-line Technical Dictionary in 12 languages provided by the European Commission < >.

Mabberley D.J. 1997, The Plant-Book : a Portable Dictionary of the Vascular Plants, 2d Edition, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, U.K.

USDA, ARS, 2002, National Genetic Resources Program. Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN). [Online Database] National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. Available: (09 February 2003).

Wang Zongxun et al. 1996, A New Latin, Chinese, English Botanical Nomenclature. Chinese Academy of Sciences, Institute of Botany. Aviation Industry Publisher, Beijing.

Wiersema J. H. & León B. 1999, World Economic Plants : a Standard Reference. CRC Press LLC.


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