Sabal mauritiiformis

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Sabal mauritiiformis
Sabal mauritiiformis.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Monocots
(unranked): Commelinids
Order: Arecales
Family: Arecaceae
Subfamily: Coryphoideae
Tribe: Sabaleae
Genus: Sabal
Species: S. mauritiiformis
Binomial name
Sabal mauritiiformis
(H.Karst.) Griseb. & H.Wendl.
Synonyms

Trithrinax mauritiiformis H.Karst.
Sabal coerulescens auct.
Sabal nematoclada Burret
Sabal allenii L.H.Bailey
Sabal morrisiana Bartlett ex L.H.Bailey
Sabal glaucescens Lodd. ex H.E.Moore[1]

Sabal mauritiiformis is a species of palm which is ranges from Mexico (Oaxaca, Chiapas, Campeche, Quintana Roo, Tabasco, Veracruz), Central America, Colombia, Venezuela and Trinidad.

Description[edit]

Sabal mauritiiformis is a fan palm with solitary, slender stems, which is usually 15 to 20 metres (49 to 66 ft) tall and 15–20 centimetres (6–8 in) in diameter. Plants have about 10–25 leaves, each with 90–150 leaflets. The inflorescences, which are branched and longer than the leaves, bear pear-shaped to globose, black fruit. The fruit are 0.8–1.1 centimetres (0.3–0.4 in) in diameter.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sabal mauritiiformis". Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew: World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. Retrieved 2009-06-01. 
  2. ^ Henderson, Andrew; Gloria Galeano; Rodrigo Bernal (1995). Field Guide to the Palms of the Americas. Princeton, New Jersey: Princeton University Press. pp. 64–65. ISBN 0-691-08537-4.