Palma de Vaca
|Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture|
Sabal mauritiaeformis, Griseb. & Wendl.; also spelled mauritiiformis. Trunk middle-sized, but occasionally attaining 60-80 ft.: lvs. finally 12 ft. across; blade suborbicular, longer than the petiole, glaucous beneath, multifid to the middle, with loose fibers between the bifid lobes: spadix very long and much branched, appearing below the lvs.: fr. globose or inverted pear-shaped, about 1 1/2 in. long. W. Indies.—The name mauritiaeformis does not appear in the American trade, but S. glaucescens, Lodd. and Hort., probably belongs here, according to Grisebach. Nehrling writes: "S. glaucescens of the trade rivals S. Blackburniana in beauty and rapidity of growth. Its lvs., though smaller, have a beautiful bluish green color."
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