Sabal uresana

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Sabal uresana
Sabal uresana.jpg
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Monocots
Clade: Commelinids
Order: Arecales
Family: Arecaceae
Genus: Sabal
S. uresana
Binomial name
Sabal uresana
Trel., 1900

Sabal uresana, commonly known as the Sonoran palmetto, is a species of palm tree that is native to the foothills of the Sierra Madre Occidental in northwestern Mexico (states of Chihuahua and Sonora). The specific epithet, "uresana", refers to Ures, Sonora, a town within its range.[2] It is threatened by habitat loss.

Sabal uresana growing in Tucson.


  1. ^ Quero, H.J. 1998. Sabal uresana. 2006 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 20 July 2007.
  2. ^ Riffle, Robert Lee; Paul Craft (2003). An Encyclopedia of Cultivated Palms. Timber Press. pp. 448–449. ISBN 978-0-88192-558-6.