Leucothrinax morrisii

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Synonymy:

T. ekmanii, T. microcarpa, Simpsonia microcarpa

Common Names:

Key Thatch palm,
Brittle Thatch palm,
Buffalo Top palm,
Buffalo Thatch palm,
Pimetta

Habitat:

Open woodlands and coastal forests in the Florida Keys and much of the Caribbean.

Description:

Medium sized, solitary fan palm to 10m tall, with a slender, smooth trunk and a dense crown of circular, fan-shaped leaves with silvery-white undersides.

Culture:

Sunny, well drained, calcareous soil, in the tropics and sub-tropics. Salt tolerant, but slow growing.



Contributed by:

University of Florida-IFAS (Figure 1)

External Links:

Kew, PalmWeb, eMonocot, JSTOR, Trebrown

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