Sabal uresana

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 Sabal uresana subsp. var.  Sonoran palmetto
Habit: palm-cycad
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Lifespan: perennial
Exposure: sun
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USDA Zones: 8 to 12
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Flower features: white
Arecaceae > Sabal uresana var. ,

Sabal uresana, commonly known as the Sonoran Palmetto, is a species of palm tree that is native to the foothills of the Sierra Madre Occidental in northwestern Mexico.

Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture

Sabal uresana, Trel. (Inodes uresana, Cook). Trunk 15-35 ft. high and upward of 1 ft. diam.: lvs. glabrous, very glaucous: petiole stout, concavo-convex, unarmed, about 40 in. long, nearly 1 in. wide and nearly 2/5 in. thick; blade about 40 in. long and wide, multifid, with coarse straw-colored fibers from the sinuses, the center arcuately recurved: fr. of a single developed carpel, depressed globose, 3/4 in. or less in diam., edible, green, or when dry dingy brown and somewhat glossy, the mesocarp then cottony; endocarp whitish straw-color, glossy within; seed polished, dark chestnut-brown, labyrinthiform-rugose, much depressed. Sonora, Mex., in the vicinity of Ures; intro. to cult. in S. Calif. Described and figured in vol. 12 (1901) of Rept. Mo. Bot. Gard.—"From the two arboreous palmettos of the United States, S. uresana differs markedly in its pale, very glaucous foliage, and in the size of its fruit, which is of thrice the diameter of that of S. Palmetto, and usually a third larger than in S. mexicana, with the former of which species it agrees in having but one of the three carpels developed and fertile while in S. mexicana two or even all three are not infrequently developed. Considering the extent to which this section of Mexico has been visited by collectors of seeds it would be remarkable if this attractive plant should not prove to be already in cultivation in European gardens."

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