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Thrinax radiata

Thrinax radiata Lodd. ex Schult. & Schult. f.

Florida Thatch Palm, Thatch Palm

Arecaceae (Palm family)

Synonym(s): Thrinax floridana, Thrinax multiflora, Thrinax parviflora

USDA Symbol: THRA2

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Tree
Fruit Type: Drupe
Size Notes: Up to about 20 feet tall.
Fruit: White.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White
Bloom Time: Jan , Feb , Mar , Apr , May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct , Nov , Dec
Bloom Notes: May flower year-found. Main flowering season is summer.


Native Habitat: Pinelands and littoral hammocks and scrub on limestone soils.

National Wetland Indicator Status

Status: FAC
This information is derived from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers National Wetland Plant List, Version 3.1 (Lichvar, R.W. 2013. The National Wetland Plant List: 2013 wetland ratings. Phytoneuron 2013-49: 1-241). Click here for map of regions.

Web Reference

Webref 3 - Flora of North America (2014) Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter

Additional resources

USDA: Find Thrinax radiata in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Thrinax radiata in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Thrinax radiata


Record Modified: 2020-09-25
Research By: CBR

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