From Semi-arid areas of Argentina and Uruguay comes Trithrinax campestris.
Surely this palm has the stiffest leaves of any! A clumping or (rarely) single trunked palm usually grow to about 2 metres high, occasionally more.
It is a "once seen, never forgotten" species that will grow in a wide range of climates, tolerating both desert heat and intense cold!
It has a tight crown of stiff palmate leaves, whitish on top, and glossy green underneath.
The trunk is spined and is covered in a hessian like fibre, recognizable by touch alone!
One of the most distinctive of all palms, and one that everyone will want to have in their collections.