Thrinax morrisii

H. Wendland
Gard. Chron., ser. 3 11: 104. 1892.
Common names: Thatch palm brittle-thatch
Synonyms: Thrinax bahamensis O. F. Cook Thrinax keyensis Sargent Thrinax microcarpa Sargent Thrinax ponceana O. F. Cook Thrinax praeceps O. F. Cook
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 22. Treatment on page 99.
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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.

Phenology: Flowering spring–summer.
Habitat: Rocky, calcareous soil of coastal hammocks and scrub
Elevation: 0–10 m


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Fla., West Indies (Bahamas, Cuba, Hispaniola, Puerto Rico, Lesser Antilles).


See Coccothrinax for discussion of hybridization with that genus.

Selected References


Lower Taxa


... more about "Thrinax morrisii"
Scott Zona +
H. Wendland +
Thatch palm +  and brittle-thatch +
Fla. +, West Indies (Bahamas +, Cuba +, Hispaniola +, Puerto Rico +  and Lesser Antilles). +
0–10 m +
Rocky, calcareous soil of coastal hammocks and scrub +
Flowering spring–summer. +
Gard. Chron., ser. 3 +
Illustrated +
Thrinax bahamensis +, Thrinax keyensis +, Thrinax microcarpa +, Thrinax ponceana +  and Thrinax praeceps +
Thrinax morrisii +
species +