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1. Thrinax morrisii H. Wendland, Gard. Chron., ser. 3. 11: 104. 1892.

Thatch palm, brittle-thatch

Thrinax bahamensis O. F. Cook; T. keyensis Sargent; T. microcarpa Sargent; T. ponceana O. F. Cook; T. praeceps O. F. Cook

Leaves: sheath liguliform opposite petiole; hastula adaxially silky-pubescent; blades glaucous, with dark, minute dots on abaxial surface; segment apices stiff. Fruits: pedicel inconspicuous in fruit. 2n = 36.

Flowering spring--summer. Rocky, calcareous soil of coastal hammocks and scrub; 0--10 m; Fla.; West Indies (Bahamas, Cuba, Hispaniola, Puerto Rico, Lesser Antilles).

See Coccothrinax for discussion of hybridization with that genus.


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