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Thrinax radiata Lodd. ex J.A. & J.H. Schultes
Green thatch palm, Florida thatch palm

Family: Arecaceae

Group: Monocot

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Tree

Perennation: Perennial

Native Range: South Florida, the West Indies, Mexico and Central America.

NatureServe Global Status: Apparently Secure

State of Florida Status: Endangered

FNAI State Status: Imperiled

SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence: Present

SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status: Native

IRC SOUTH FLORIDA Status: Rare

SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status: Cultivated

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Thrinax radiata
Copyright by: Roger L. Hammer

Other data on Thrinax radiata available from :
Atlas of Florida Vascular Plants
Thrinax radiata has been found in the following 37 conservation areas :
Occurrence Native Status
Arch Creek Park Present Not Native, Cultivated Only
Bahia Honda State Park Present Native
Big Torch Hammocks, Florida Keys Wildlife and Environmental Area Present Native
Biscayne National Park Present Native
Blue Heron Hammock, Florida Keys Wildlife and Environmental Area Present Native
Camp Owaissa Bauer Present Native
Crocodile Lake National Wildlife Refuge Present Native
Curry Hammock State Park Present Native
Dagny Johnson Key Largo Hammocks Botanical State Park Present Native, Cultivated Only
Deering Estate at Cutler Present Native
Dove Creek Hammocks, Florida Keys Wildlife and Environmental Area Present Native
Dupuis Reserve Present Not Native, Naturalized
Everglades National Park Present Native
Great White Heron National Wildlife Refuge Present Native
Hugh Taylor Birch State Park Present Not Native, Naturalized
John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park Present Native
Key West National Wildlife Refuge Reported
Lake San Pedro Hammocks, Florida Keys Wildlife and Environmental Area Present Native
Lignumvitae Key Botanical State Park Present Native
Lignumvitae Key Botanical State Park, Klopp Tract Present Native
Little Hamaca Park Present Native
Long Key Natural Area & Nature Center Present Not Native, Naturalized
Long Key State Park Present Native
Matheson Hammock Park Present Not Native, Cultivated Only
National Key Deer Refuge Present Native
Oleta River State Park Present Native
Ramrod Hammocks, Florida Keys Wildlife and Environmental Area Present Native
Red Reef Park Present Not Native, Naturalized
Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve Present Native
Simpson Park Present Native
South Beach Park Present Not Native, Cultivated Only
Spoonbill Sound Hammocks, Florida Keys Wildlife and Environmental Area Present Native
Sugarloaf Hammocks, Florida Keys Wildlife and Environmental Area Present Native
The Barnacle State Historic Park Present Not Native, Naturalized
Torchwood Hammock Preserve Present Native
Wahoo Hammocks, Florida Keys Wildlife and Environmental Area Present Native
Windley Key Fossil Reef Geological State Park Present Native


Thrinax radiata has been found in the following 4 counties :
Occurrence Native Status
Collier County Native
Miami-Dade County Native
Monroe County (Keys) Native
Monroe County (Mainland) Possibly Extirpated Possibly Extirpated


Thrinax radiata has been found in the following 5 habitats :
Coastal Berm
Disturbed Upland
Maritime Hammock
Pine Rockland
Rockland Hammock


All Images:

Thrinax radiata
Copyright by: Roger L. Hammer
Thrinax radiata
Copyright by: George D. Gann

Thrinax radiata
Copyright by: Keith A. Bradley
Thrinax radiata
Copyright by: George D. Gann
Cultivated plant, Florida