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thrinax microcarpa

Thrinax

Thrinax is a genus in the palm family, native to the wider Caribbean. It is closely related to the genera Coccothrinax, Hemithrinax and Zombia. Flowers are small and bisexual, and are borne on small stalks.

Thrinax consists of five species. Three of them are single-island endemics - Thrinax ekmaniana is exclusively endemic to hills Mogotes de Jumagua, Cuba while Thrinax excelsa and Thrinax parviflora are endemic to Jamaica. Thrinax morrisii is found in the Greater and Lesser Antilles, the Bahamas and the Florida Keys. The fifth species, Thrinax radiata, is more widespread - it is present in the in the Greater Antilles, the Bahamas, south Florida, Mexico and Central America.

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