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Sabal Adanson. Subfamily: Coryphoideae. Tribe: Sabaleae. Palmetto.

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A genus of about 16 species, trees and shrubs, primarily distributed around the Caribbean Basin.

ID notes: The hastula is the triangle of tissue where the petiole joins the leaf blade, as seen on the upper (adaxial) surface.

Ref: Dransfield & Uhl In Kubitzki (1998b); Dransfield et al. (2008); Goldman et al. (2011); Zona (1990); Zona (1997); Zona (2000) In Flora of North America Editorial Committee (2000). Show full citations.

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image of plant© Keith Bradley | Sabal palmetto | Original Image ⭷