Author: Jan Scholten
Name:from ancient Greek, tri means three, and thrinax trident.
Region: South America.
Botany: spiny fan palms; resistant to cold, heat, wind, drought, poor soils; seeds germinate fast; growth is slow.
Flowers: inflorescences with hundreds of units.
Flowers with three sepals, three petals, six stamens and three carpels.
Stem: Dead foliage is kept as a thick and spiny coat around the trunk.
Leaves: Fan shaped (palmate), composed of strong resistant fibers.
Shoots: Red coloured.