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Sabal mauritiiformis

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Medellin, Columbia. (1,500 Mts. or 5,000 feet above see level), Photo by Jeff Anderson, edric.
Sabal (SAY-bal) mauritiiformis (more-ee-tee-ee-FORM-iss)
Sabal mauritiiformis P.jpg
California, 20+ yrs old.
Scientific Classification
Genus: Sabal (SAY-bal)
Species: mauritiiformis (more-ee-tee-ee-FORM-iss)
Synonyms
None set.
Native Continent
America
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Morphology
Habit: Solitary
Leaf type: Costapalmate
Culture
Survivability index
Common names
Savannah Palm

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Habitat and Distribution

Belize, Colombia, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico Gulf, Mexico Southeast, Mexico Southwest, Panamá, Trinidad-Tobago, and Venezuela. Common in disturbed areas and pastures.

Description

Culture

Curiosities

Uses: leaves used for thatch.

This is a tillering palm, it exhibits saxophone style root growth (it has a heel), keep top third of heel above soil elevation!

External Links

References

Phonetic spelling of Latin names by edric.

Special thanks to Geoff Stein, (Palmbob) for his hundreds of photos, edric.

Special thanks to palmweb.org, Dr. John Dransfield, Dr. Bill Baker & team, for their volumes of information and photos, edric.

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