Inodes causiarum O.F.Cook
Inodes glauca Dammer
Sabal haitensis Becc.
Sabal questeliana L.H.Bailey
Cultivated plant at Marie Selby Botanical Gardens, Sarasota, Florida, USA
Photograph by: Guettarda
Sabal causiarum is a single-stemmed, evergreen palm growing up to 10 metres tall. The very stout, unbranched stem can be 35 - 70cm in diameter; it is topped by a crown of 20 - 30 fan-shaped leaves 90 - 180cm in diameter on stalks up to 240cm long[
The plant is harvested from the wild for its leaves, which are woven into hats, baskets etc. It is sometimes planted near homes as a source of leaves, and is also quite widely grown as an ornamental throughout the tropics and subtropics[
Caribbean - Leeward Islands, Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, Haiti.
Often forming dense and extensive colonies on sandy soils of coastal plains; found at elevations from sea level to 100 metres[
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|Cultivation Status||Ornamental, Wild
Grows best in a sunny position[
]. Prefers a well drained soil[
]. Plants are quite drought tolerant once established[
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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