Sabal mexicana

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Figure 1. S. mexicana

Contents

Synonymy:

S. exul , S. xtexensis , S. texana

Common Names:

Texas palm,
Texas sabal palm,
Oaxaca palmetto,
Mexican palmetto,
Rio Grande palmetto

Distribution & Habitat:

This palm is found rich coastal soils of southern Texas, Mexico, Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala.

Description:

This is a medium to large solitary fan palm, to 15m tall, with a closely ringed, grey trunk, and persistant leaf bases, which form a crosshatch pattern on the trunk. It has up to 25 light thru to deep emerald green costapalmate leaves, at the end of smooth, unarmed petioles, up to 4.5m long.

Culture:

Sunny, moist, but well drained position. Frost and drought tolerant. Slow growing.



Contributed by:

Justen Dobbs (Figure 1)

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