Florida thatch palm (Thrinax radiata) belongs to the Arecaceae (the Palm family). It is a semi-tall evergreen tree that is native to many Caribbean islands, Central America, and far southern Florida. This tree grows on sandy, calcareous soil in coastal areas, and can reach a height of 6 m. This species has no crownshaft and the canopy appears to emerge directly from the trunk. The leaves are palmate and divide into segments about halfway down their length. The inflorescences exceed 90 cm in length, arch downwards, and can extend below the frond. The flowers are white, bisexual, and occur year-round, with peak production in the spring. The fruits are white drupes and can also be seen year round.