Sabal etonia

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Figure 1. S. etoniaabove the leaves, unlike S. minor.

Contents

Synonymy:

None

Common Names:

Scrub Palmetto

Distribution:

Peninsula Florida.

Habitat:

Well drained sandy ridges in pine-oak forest.

Description:

Small palm, usually subteranean trunk, although occasionally being emergent to about 3m, with yellow/green costapalmate leaves.

General:

Culture:

Sunny, well drained position. Drought tolerant.


Figure 2. S. etoniain Naples.
Figure 3. S. etoniain habitat, Florida
Figure 4. Close-up of the trunk.


Contributed by:

Angelo Porcelli (Figures 1&2)
Jason from Orlando (Figures 3&4)

External Links:

Kew, PalmWeb, JSTOR, Trebrown

Google, Google Images, Flickr, PACSOA Forums, PalmTalk