Puerto Rico Hat Palm

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 Sabal causiarum subsp. var.  Puerto Rico hat palm
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Habit: palm-cycad
Height: to
Width: to
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Lifespan: perennial
Exposure: sun
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USDA Zones: 9 to 12
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Flower features: white
Arecaceae > Sabal causiarum var. ,

Sabal causiarum, commonly known as the Puerto Rican hat palm, is a species of palm which is native to Hispaniola, Puerto Rico and the British Virgin Islands.

Sabal causiarum is a fan palm with solitary, very stout stems, which grows up to 10 m ft 0 tall and 35 - 70 cm in diameter. Plants have 20–30 leaves, each with 60–120 leaflets. The inflorescences, which are branched, arching or pendulous, and longer than the leaves, bear globose, black fruit. The fruit are 0.7 - 1.1 cm in diameter; fruit size and shape are the main characteristics by which this species differs from Sabal domingensis.[1]

Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture

Sabal causiarum, Becc. (Inodes causiarum, Cook). Porto Rico Hat-palm. Yaray. Trunk to 40 or 50 ft. and 2 ft. thick, columnar or nearly so, light gray or nearly white: lf .-bases splitting into fibers and more or less remaining as long ribbons: lvs. about 12 ft. long, the blade and petiole about equal in length but both surpassed by the infl., the petiole keeled near the end above: fr. 1/3 - 1/2 in. diam., grayish, with a finely rugose or nearly smooth chestnut-brown seed.

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