Thrinax radiata

COMMON NAME

Florida Thatch Palm

TYPE

​Palm

FAMILY

​Arecaceae

NOTES

A slender trunk palm, typically 10-20 feet in height, topped with a cluster of 12-20 deep green palmate leaves, fan-shaped fronds about 2-3 feet in diameter.  The inconspicuous flowers along the stem are bisexual and wind-pollinated. The fruits that follow are white, round 1-1.5 inches wide, and eaten by songbirds.  Its common name derives from the use of its fronds in thatched roofing.

GEOGRAPHIC REGION

Caribbean islands, Central America, and parts of southern Florida

NATIVE HABITAT

Coastal forest and hammocks on moist, well-drained limestone or sandy soils

WEB SOURCES

wikipedia.org

llifle.com



Thrinax radiata