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Sabal palmetto 'Cape Hatteras' and S. minor 'Tamaulipas'

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Hi there,

I'm looking for seeds of Sabal palmetto 'Cape Hatteras' and Sabal minor 'Tamaulipas'.

Of course I will pay a good price!

Thanks!

Vincent

 

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Sorry Vincent, there is no such thing as Sabal palmetto  'Cape Hatteras' . There is a Sabal minor  'Cape Hatteras' . Also a little further south, in the state of North Carolina, on Bald Head Island, there are native Sabal palmetto. These are the northern most native S. palmetto and so probably the most cold hardy although they grow a little slower than S. palmetto in Florida.. I do not have seeds of either of those and probably will not for a very long time, but if I happen to go to those areas I will collect some for you.  A couple of links below may put you in contact with someone who already grows these plants.

 

http://sepalms.org/

http://members3.boardhost.com/HardyPalm/

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Thank you Jeff for your response! I was thinking there is an isolated population of S. palmetto existing near Cape Hatteras refering to this link:

https://www.na.fs.fed.us/pubs/silvics_manual/volume_2/sabal/palmetto.htm  [...A disjunct population has been reported at Cape Hatteras, NC...] 

This website gives the following book as the souce of the disjunct S. palmetto population at Cape Hatteras:

Little, Elbert L., Jr. 1979. Checklist of United States trees (native and naturalized). U.S. Department of Agriculture, Agriculture Handbook 541. Washington, DC. 375 p.

But probably this population does not exist any longer as this handbook is quite old (1979)!? What do you think?

Anyway I would also be very interested to get some seed of the Sabal palmetto near Bald Head Island.

And thanks for the links, I will try to contact them.

 

Vincent

 

 

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Thanks for the link Vincent. This Sabal Palmetto 'Cape Hatteras' population does not grow there anymore. Some people think that the large S. minor that do grow there, were mistaken for palmetto.  It is possible that someone, somewhere has trees from seeds that were collected there long ago but who knows. There are S. palmetto there now but they are dug by the thousands in Florida and shipped and planted in landscapes here in North Carolina. Bald Head Island is the only place native North Carolina S. palmetto grow now.

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Thanks for this interesting information! So I will search for seeds of the Bald Head Islands palmettos :)

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Bump :)

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Weakley's online Flora has this information:

Curtis (1883) reports that "Cape Hatteras is, or was, the northern limit of this Palm... It is to be

deeply regretted, however, that a reckless indifference to the future, which has been charged as a characteristic of Americans, is

likely to efface, at no very distant time, every vestige of this interesting ornament of our coast. The inner portion of the young

plant is very tender and palatable, somewhat resembling the Artichoke and Cabbage in taste (hence its name of Cabbage Tree),

and is often taken for pickling, and the stock is ruined by the process. Thus for a pound or two of pickles, no better either than

many other kinds, the growth of half a century is destroyed in a moment, and posterity left to the wretched inheritance of vain

mourning for the loss of the greatest beauty of our maritime forest."

_____________________

Weakley got the date wrong.  The correct citation is Curtis, Moses Ashley.  1860.  Geological and Natural History Survey of North-Carolina, Part III, Botany, Containing a Catalogure of the Plants of the State, with a escription and History of the Trees, Shrubs, and Woody Vines.  Raleigh, W. W. Holden, Printer to the State.  123 pp. plus errata.  Sabal palmetto on page 64.

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Hi there!

I'm looking for seeds of the following Sabals:

Sabal minor  'Cape Hatteras',

Sabal minor 'Emerald Isle Giant'

Sabal minor 'McCurtain'

Sabal minor 'Wakulla Dwarf'

Sabal palmetto 'Bald Head Island'

Sabal sp. 'Birmingham'

Sabal x brazoriensis

Best regards,

Vincent

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9 hours ago, Vinc said:

Hi there!

I'm looking for seeds of the following Sabals:

Sabal minor  'Cape Hatteras',

Sabal minor 'Emerald Isle Giant'

Sabal minor 'McCurtain'

Sabal minor 'Wakulla Dwarf'

Sabal palmetto 'Bald Head Island'

Sabal sp. 'Birmingham'

Sabal x brazoriensis

Best regards,

Vincent

I have a small amount of mccurtian seed available. 

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Hi Joseph,

thanks for your message! I would be very interested in them. How much do you want for them inclusive shipping to Switzerland?

Thanks, Vincent

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