Thrinax morrisii

brittle thatch palm, silver thatch palm

Arecaceae (Palmae)

wildlife plant   wildlife plant  


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Plant Specifics

Form: tree
Life Span: long-lived perennial
Size: Height: 6-15 ft    Width: 5-10 ft
Flower Color: flower color      white
Fruit Color: fruit color      white
Phenology: evergreen
Noted for: Aroma, fragrance, hurricane wind resistance, interesting foliage

Landscaping

Recommended Uses: Specimen tree, understory tree. It grows slowly.
Propagation: De-pulped seed.
Availability: Native nurseries
Light: light requirement   light requirement  
Moisture Tolerance:
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Salt Tolerance: Moderately salt tolerant
Soil or other substrate: Sand, lime rock

Ecology

Wildlife:
wildlife plant   wildlife plant  
Used by monk skipper (Asbolis capucinus). Also used as a bird nesting area and food source.
Native Habitats: Coastal strand, maritime hammock, pine rockland, rockland hammock, coastal berm, marine tidal swamp.

Distribution and Planting Zones

Natural Range

USDA Zones:

Map is based on minimum winter temperatures

Suitable to grow in:
   

Other

Other Comments: The fan-shaped leaves are about 3 feet across and have silvery undersides.