Alternate name: Silver Thatch Palm
Family: Arecaceae, Palm view all from this family
Description Small, slow-growing fan palm with leaves that are dark blue-green above and silver-coloured below. Trunk upright, not showy. Flowers white small on light orange branches. Fruits globose, half an inch in diameter, green turning purple or black when ripe.
Dimensions Height: 7.5 m. (up to 25 ft.)
Trunk diameter: 15 cm. (6 in.).
Habitat Scrub, shrub & brushlands, Beaches & shorelines.
Discussion The Endangered Florida Key Deer feed on the fruits of the silver top palm. Most suited for residential or commercial landscapes for the unusual blue foliage; colorful accent in a shrub border.