Sabal yapa

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Figure 1. S. yapain cleared tropical forest

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Common Names:

Thatch Palm

Distribution & Habitat:

Grows on limestone based calcerous soils in Belize, Yucatan Peninsula and western Cuba.

Description:

A solitary fan palm with large, finely divided leaves with drooping segments.

Culture:

Sunny, moist, but well drained position in the tropics. Slow growing.

at Kabah,in the Yucatan, Mexico.


Contributed by:

Bob Lauri (Figure 1).

External Links:

Kew, PalmWeb, eMonocot, JSTOR, Trebrown

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