Thrinax radiata

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Figure 1. T. radiata

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Common Names:

Florida Thatch Palm

Habitat:

Found in coastal forest of South Florida, South-east Mexico to Nicaragua, and much of the northern Caribbean.

Description:

An attractive, medium sized, solitary fan palm to 6m tall, with a slender, smooth trunk and dark green, glossy, circular fan leaves with drooping leaf tips.

Culture:

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


Figure 2. T. radiata, Curry Hammock State Park, Fat Deer Key, Florida.


Contributed by:

University of Florida-IFAS (Figure 1)
Dr. Stevens Heckscher (Figure 2&3)

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