Sabal uresana

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[[File:Sabal_uresana.jpg|right|frame|Mt. Cootha Botanic Gardens, Brisbane.


Common Names:

Sonoran Palmetto

Distribution & Habitat:

Open forest in Mexico.


A very large palm, to about 20m tall, which carries a large number of very long costapalmate leaves. The young plants can have a distinctive bluish tinge to the leaves.


A sunny, well drained position in the subtropics or warm temperate regions.

Figure 2. S. uresana in habitat, San Carlos, Sonora, Mexico.
Nacapule Canyon, Sonora, Mexico.
Nacapule Canyon, Sonora, Mexico.

Contributed by:

Mike Gray (Figure 1)
Justen Dobbs (Figure 2)
Zac Hill/Richard Travis (Figure 3&4)

External Links:

Kew, PalmWeb, IUCN, JSTOR, Trebrown

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