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Any info on S minor from Barton Creek Greenbelt?

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We just purchased a Sabal minor that looks to me much like the one listed as "Barton Creek Greenbelt" in Bob Harms' comparison study of Sabals from the Texas region (the Barton Creek Greenbelt lies south of Austin): http://www.biosci.utexas.edu/prc/DigFlora/Waller/costapalmate.html

I'll post photos of our Sabal later today, but in the meantime I'm curious if anyone has this palm. I'd like more info on it, particularly anything on it's inflorescence and inflorescence height. From what I've been reading the S minor's inflorescence extends above the fronds. The 5 that are on our palm (2 in flower, 3 spent but still with seed) however do not. This is our first sabal so in the learning phase here. Thanks.

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Here's photos our sabal for comparison. Tried to get a few of the fronds so you could see the costa, hastula, and mid rib, as well as the branching of the inflorescence and a photo of the base.

Notice the obtuse and asymmetrical hastulas from where the leaf segments appear to radiate from beneath.

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And photos of the mid rib:

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Notice this leaf's coloration (referring to the white film on the leaflets, not the overall picture exposure):

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There are minimal leaflet filaments (forgot what they are called) but there are some.

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Other basic info for classification: to the top of the fronds -- just under 6 feet; there are 6 fronds with 1 emerging; and a measurement of one of the fronds from costa to tip was 32 inches and about 55 inches wide. The petiole is unarmed. I haven't measured the diameter of the seeds but they are fairly small.

How you would ID this variety of Sabal?

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