Inodes yapa (C.Wright ex Becc.) Standl.
Sabal mayara Bartlett
Sabal peregrina L.H.Bailey
Sabal yucatanica L.H.Bailey
Sabal yapa is a single-stemmed, evergreen palm growing up to 20 metres tall. The unbranched stem can be 15 - 26cm in diameter; it is topped by a crown of 15 - 20 fan-shaped leaves[
Plants are often left growing when the forest is cleared for agriculture so that they can be used as a source of thatch material. They are also cultivated in plantations to provide their leaves.
C. America - Belize, southern Mexico; Caribbean - Cuba.
Low-lying areas on well-drained, limestone soils[
]. The plant originally grew mainly in deciduous woodlands, but with habitat destruction it is found persisting in open areas[
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Plants can be grown in the tropics and subtropics.
Grows best in a sunny position[
]. Prefers a moist, but well drained soil[
A slow growing plant[
The leaves are used for thatching[
]. The thatch can last for 15 years or more.
The leaves are used for weaving hats, mats, etc[
Seed - germinates easily if sown fresh.
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