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Palm - Thrinax parviflora

Upper Botanical Garden

Native to Jamaica, it is a monoecious species with a solitary trunk, the leaves are palmate, almost circular and divided into 36-60 linear-lanceolate segments, 40-95 cm long in the central part, united at the base for about half their length, except for the two-three central ones fused to the apex. The inflorescences are located between the leaves and are white in colour. The fruits are globose, white when ripe, 6.5 -7 mm in diameter containing a single globose seed. A plant with few demands but of slow growth, it prefers full sun or light shade. It does not tolerate low temperatures but can withstand temperatures just below 0°C for a short time.

Text by
Paolo Basetti
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