Thatch Palm Overview
Thrinax is a native Caribbean genus comprising of 3 species in the palm family, Arecaceae. Members are small trees and in one case, a small shrub, with characteristic large, fan-shaped, segmented leaves and long, arching inflorescences followed by fruits. Tree species are known as Thatch Palms, their fronds are used as a roofing material. T. radiata, being a coastal tree, is often cultivated as a landscaping specimen as it can tolerate wind, salt and drought.