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Florida Thatch Palm is a solitary palm with a potential height of 20 feet. Although, it is typically smaller because of its slow growth rate. It is named for its use in thatching. Additionally, the trunk is slender, 3 to 5 inches in diameter, gray in color, covered with split leaf bases in the upper part and slightly swollen at the base. It carries a crown of 12-20 palmate leaves, 4-5 feet in width on a 2-3 foot petiole free of spines. Leaves green above, yellowish-green below. Inflorescence erect emerging from among the leaves, bearing white bisexual flowers. Fruits white, 1/4 inch in diameter with single seed used for propagation.