Acoelorraphe wrightii, the Paurotis palm;
Miami-Dade county, Florida (14 March 2023).
Spring Break 2023
One of my favorite plant species in Florida is the Paurotis palm, featured here. Though not as abundant as our Sabal palms and Saw palmettos, in south Florida they Paurotis palm can be found in clusters frequently and often. They’re more wiry and jagged, in a manner of speaking, than our robust Sabal palms. This frequently-photographed cluster is at the start of the Mahogany Hammock boardwalk trail in Everglades National Park.