Sorting Thrinax names

Species on this page ( A = names approved by most authorities, s = approved as synonyms) :



Thrinax excelsa Lodd. ex Mart.

SYNONYM(S) : Thrinax excelsa Lodd. & Griseb.

ENGLISH : Jamaican thatch palm.

THAI : Paam sa dau hlung.

Thrinax morrisii H. Wendl.

SYNONYM(S) : Simpsonia microcarpa (Sarg.) O. F. Cook, Thrinax microcarpa Sarg., Thrinax punctulata Becc.

CHINESE : Wu ding zong.

ENGLISH : Brittle thatch, Buffalo thatch, Key palm, Key thatch palm, Peaberry palm, Silvertop palmetto, Silvery thatch palm (as T. microcarpa).

SPANISH : Guanito de sierra (Cuba).

Thrinax parviflora Sw.

SYNONYM(S) : Corypha palmacea Steud., Thrinax parviflora H. Wendl., nom. illeg.

CHINESE : Xiao hua wu ding zong.

ENGLISH : Broom palm, Iron thatch palm , Mountain thatch palm , Palmetto thatch, Thatch palm, Thatch-pole palm.

GERMAN : Berg-Dreizackpalme.

THAI : Paam sa dau kheaw.


Thrinax parviflora Sw. subsp. parviflora

Thrinax parviflora Sw. subsp. puberula Read

Thrinax radiata Lodd. ex Schult. & Schult. f.

SYNONYM(S) : Coccothrinax radiata (Lodd. ex Schult. & Schult. f.) Sarg., Thrinax elegans Schult. & Schult. f., Thrinax floridana Sarg., Thrinax martii Griseb. & H. Wendl., Thrinax wendlandiana Becc.

CHINESE : Wu ding zong.

ENGLISH : Florida thatch, Jamaican thatch palm, Silk-top thatch palm.

THAI : Paam sa dau kheaw.

Thrinax wendlandiana Becc. -> Thrinax radiata Lodd. ex Schult. & Schult. f.

General Bibliography


General & specific on-line


Complementary / Specific


EURODICAUTOM, On-line Technical Dictionary in 12 languages provided by the European Commission < >.

Mabberley D.J. 1997, The Plant-Book : a Portable Dictionary of the Vascular Plants, 2d Edition, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, U.K.

USDA, ARS, 2002, National Genetic Resources Program. Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN). [Online Database] National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. Available: (06 March 2003).

Wang Zongxun et al. 1996, A New Latin, Chinese, English Botanical Nomenclature. Chinese Academy of Sciences, Institute of Botany. Aviation Industry Publisher, Beijing.

Wiersema J. H. & León B. 1999, World Economic Plants : a Standard Reference. CRC Press LLC.


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