Inodes princeps (Becc.) Cif. & Giacom.
Sabal beccariana L.H.Bailey
Sabal princeps Becc.
Cultivated plant at the Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, Miami, FL USA
Photograph by: David Stang
Sabal bermudana is a single-stemmed, evergreen palm growing up to 7 metres tall. The unbranched stem can be 20 - 35cm in diameter; it is topped with a crown of 15 - 25 fan-shaped leaves[
The tree is often planted in Puerto Rico, where the leaves are gathered and used in weaving and thatching. The plant is often grown as an ornamental.
An endemic species confined in the wild to the few remaining patches of lowland dry or marshy scrub in Bermuda. The plant is classified as 'Endangered' in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species(2011)[
Caribbean - Bermuda.
Open areas in both dry and marshy habitats[
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|Cultivation Status||Ornamental, Wild
Native to the subtropical islands of Bermuda, the plant can be cultivated in the tropics and warm temperate areas[
Succeeds in full to part sun[
]. Prefers a well-drained soil[
]. The plant is somewhat salt tolerant[
A slow-growing plant[
Puerto Rican straw hats are made from the young leaves of this ]plant, after curing, bleaching, and drying[
]. The leaf fibres are employed also for making baskets, mats, and hammocks[
The older leaves serve as thatch[
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