The name of this taxon is sometimes spelled Sabal gretheriae H.J.Quero[
Sabal gretherae is a single-stemmed, evergreen palm growing up to 8 metres tall. The unbranched stem can be 20 - 30cm in diameter; topped by a crown of around 30 fan-shaped leaves[
The plant is harvested from the wild for local use as a source of timber, food, fibre and thatching[
The plant has a small native range, being found only in the Yucatán Peninsula of Mexico. It is used locally as a source of timber, food, fibre and thatching.The plant is classified as 'Vulnerable' in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species(2011)[
C. America - southern Mexico.
Open, disturbed areas of herbaceous vegetation on sandy soils at low elevations[
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The plant is used for food[
]. No more information is given. This species is closely related to Sabal mexicana and both the apical bud and the fruit of that species are eaten - it is therefore most likely that the apical buds and the fruit of this species are also edible[
The leaves are used as a source of thatch[
The leaves are a source of fibre[
The stems are used in construction[
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