Everglades palm (Acoelorrhaphe wrightii) belongs to the Arecaceae (the Palm family). It is a semi-tall tree that is native to Central America, south-eastern Mexico, the Caribbean, the Bahamas, and extreme southern Florida. This tree grows in swamps and periodically flooded forests, and up to 5-7 m tall. The trunks are slender, less than 15 cm across, and covered with old leaf bases and loose brown fibrous matting. The crown is 3-4 m wide with 20-25 fronds atop thin stems. The leaves are palmately compound, with segments deeply divided, 60-90 cm wide, light-green above, and silver underneath. The inconspicuous, whitish to greenish flowers bloom in the long branched clusters in late spring. The fruits are pea-sized, starting orange and turning to black at maturity quite showy in the fall.