Sabal miamiensis

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Sabal (SAH-bahl)
miamiensis (miami'-EN-sis)
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Photo by Christian Faulkner.
Scientific Classification
Genus: Sabal (SAH-bahl)
Species:
miamiensis (miami'-EN-sis)
Synonyms
None set.
Native Continent
America
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Morphology
Habit: Solitary
Leaf type: Costapalmate
Culture
Survivability index
Common names
None.

Habitat and Distribution

Sabal miamiensis was first described by botanist Scott Zona of Fairchild Tropical Gardens some years ago. This palm is essentially extinct in habitat, which was the coastal plain areas of South Broward and Dade counties in Southeast Florida. As development over the 20th century came and went, this palm dwindled in numbers, as people thought it was a small palmetto. It can be distinguished from other Sabals by its compact crown with immensely costapalmate leaves which will actually overlap at the ends. The seeds are the largest I have seen of the entire genus and ovoid in shape. It is probably as cold hardy as S. palmetto but there is no evidence to back this up. It exists in only a few collectors gardens who happened to collect the plants before the habitat was developed. (Christian Faulkner)

Photo by Christian Faulkner, edric.

Description

Culture

Comments and Curiosities

See my video below in External links

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.

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

Glossary of Palm Terms; Based on the glossary in Dransfield, J., N.W. Uhl, C.B. Asmussen-Lange, W.J. Baker, M.M. Harley & C.E. Lewis. 2008. Genera Palmarum - Evolution and Classification of the Palms. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. All images copyright of the artists and photographers (see images for credits).
Many Special Thanks to Ed Vaile for his long hours of tireless editing and numerous contributions.

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