Thrinax morrisii

H. Wendland

Gard. Chron., ser. 3 11: 104. 1892.

Common names: Thatch palm brittle-thatch
Illustrated
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

Distribution

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

Discussion

See Coccothrinax for discussion of hybridization with that genus.

Selected References

None.

Lower Taxa

None.
... more about "Thrinax morrisii"
irregularly semicircular +  and nearly cylindric +
dorsifixed +
Scott Zona +
H. Wendland +
Thatch palm +  and brittle-thatch +
Fla. +, West Indies (Bahamas) +, West Indies (Cuba) +, West Indies (Hispaniola) +, West Indies (Puerto Rico) +  and West Indies (Lesser Antilles) +
0–10 m +
membranaceous +
lanceolate +
rugose +  and warty +
adnate +, connate +  and distinct +
long-pedicellate +
adnate +, connate +  and distinct +
berrylike +  and drupaceous +
apical +  and basal +
globose +
Rocky, calcareous soil of coastal hammocks and scrub +
silky-pubescent +
branched +  and spicate +
2-pinnate +  and pinnate +
? (?) +  and ? (?) +
fibrous +, dry +  and fleshy +
inconspicuous +
connate +  and distinct +
bearing prickles or marginal teeth +  and unarmed +
liguliform +
Flowering spring–summer. +
list +  and count +
v--shaped +  and tent--shaped +
germination +
Gard. Chron., ser. 3 +
crescent--shaped +
adventitious +
adhering to endocarp +  and free +
oblate-globose +
bearing prickles +  and unarmed +
connate +  and distinct +
Illustrated +
6 (?) +  and 12 (?) +
subterranean +
enlarged;massive;slender +
connate +  and distinct +
Thrinax bahamensis +, Thrinax keyensis +, Thrinax microcarpa +, Thrinax ponceana +  and Thrinax praeceps +
Thrinax morrisii +
species +
unbranched +  and branched +
unisexual +  and bisexual +
small +  and moderate +