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Useful Tropical Plants

Sabal maritima

(Kunth) Burret

Arecaceae

+ Synonyms

Copernicia maritima (Kunth) Kunth

Corypha maritima Kunth

Sabal florida Becc.

Sabal jamaicensis Becc.

Sabal taurina Mart.

Common Name:

Sabal maritima
Young cultivated plants at the Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, Miami, FL USA
Photograph by: David Stang
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General Information

Sabal maritima is a single-stemmed, evergreen palm growing up to 15 metres tall, though usually smaller. The unbranched stem can be 25 - 40cm in diameter; it is topped with a crown of around 25 leaves[
768
Title
Field Guide to the Palms of the Americas
Publication
 
Author
Henderson A.; Galeano G.; Bernal R.
Publisher
Princeton University Press; Princeton, New Jersey.
Year
1995
ISBN
0-691-08537-4
Description
An excellent book, giving basic information on all the 550 species of palms native to the Americas that were known in 1995. Comprehensive information on the plants range and habitat, brief description, some uses and almost 250 photos.
].
The leaves are harvested from the wild for local use as a source of thatch.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References

768
Title
Field Guide to the Palms of the Americas
Publication
 
Author
Henderson A.; Galeano G.; Bernal R.
Publisher
Princeton University Press; Princeton, New Jersey.
Year
1995
ISBN
0-691-08537-4
Description
An excellent book, giving basic information on all the 550 species of palms native to the Americas that were known in 1995. Comprehensive information on the plants range and habitat, brief description, some uses and almost 250 photos.

Range

Caribbean - Jamaica, Cuba.

Habitat

Scrubby or disturbed vegetation, on sandy and limestone derived soils, often locally common and persisting in pastures; at elevations from sea level to 600 metres[
768
Title
Field Guide to the Palms of the Americas
Publication
 
Author
Henderson A.; Galeano G.; Bernal R.
Publisher
Princeton University Press; Princeton, New Jersey.
Year
1995
ISBN
0-691-08537-4
Description
An excellent book, giving basic information on all the 550 species of palms native to the Americas that were known in 1995. Comprehensive information on the plants range and habitat, brief description, some uses and almost 250 photos.
].

Properties

Other Uses Rating *  *
HabitEvergreen Tree
Height10.00 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

Not known

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

None known

Other Uses

The leaves are used for thatching[
768
Title
Field Guide to the Palms of the Americas
Publication
 
Author
Henderson A.; Galeano G.; Bernal R.
Publisher
Princeton University Press; Princeton, New Jersey.
Year
1995
ISBN
0-691-08537-4
Description
An excellent book, giving basic information on all the 550 species of palms native to the Americas that were known in 1995. Comprehensive information on the plants range and habitat, brief description, some uses and almost 250 photos.
].

Propagation

Seed -

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