Sabal: You Name it, You Got It...Free Seeds
Posted 06 November 2011 - 07:45 PM
I think the pictured trees are an unusual Sabal variety; they are growing nearby to my house, and are native I assume? They get large (up to 3-5 m) and costapalmate with very twisted leaves - more like S. maritima and some of the other non-native species. Not so much like typical S. palmetto or S. minor, or have I just been missing this variety all these years? These grow right down to the brackish water line, no more than 30 cm above the water, on a very small island. They are very hardy, having survived temperatures of c. -9C.
If you can tell me what variety of S. palmetto/minor these are, I will happily send you some very fresh seeds. If you cannot identify them, that's ok, I will send some seeds to you anyway if I have any remaining. I don't have a lot of seeds, but I will do my best.
Posted 07 November 2011 - 04:23 AM
Posted 07 November 2011 - 05:36 PM
BTW, I'm sending you a PM.
Palms of Victory I shall wear
Cape Coral (It's Just Paradise)
Zone 10A on the Isabelle Canal
Elevation: 15 feet
I'd like to be under the sea in an octopus' garden in the shade.
Posted 10 November 2011 - 10:00 PM
Meg: Glad you remember those little flat S. minor from last year. I'm glad they are doing well. Those I sent last year are from one small flat plant, fronds no more than a foot or so high; these I have found this year are up to 10-15 feet with a good clear trunk. Definitately not the same variety, and I doubt the same species. Anyway, I sent you a PM, and of course you can have some seeds.
Everybody keep your thinking caps on about ID'ing this Sabal.
Posted 12 November 2011 - 06:30 AM
Also, it could be one of the tropical ones could have sprouted from seed, and hybridized with the native ones...
It looks a lot like Sabal yapa. Maybe a seed or two from Cuba came in on a bird or by the tides.
Edited by bananaman, 12 November 2011 - 06:35 AM.
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