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Sabal Umbraculifera?

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Matthew92

This is pretty much the only sabal I have not seen pictures of or described in detail anywhere. For such a seemingly obscure species, I was surprised to see it on the list of palms for North Florida by UF with the following information. Sounds like it may be a nice one.

"Stout, heavy trunk with very large leaves. Thrives on sandy soil." 60 feet tall. 7b-11 taking down to 7 degrees: from Dominican Republic

Anyone have experience with this one? pictures?

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Matthew92

I'm also reading a few things that say it could by a synonym for "Sabal blackburnia" but still seems somewhat inconclusive.

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Matthew92

It's a synonym of Sabal domingensis which is also sometimes called blackburniana. Read the full story here: http://www.floridata.com/Plants/Arecacea/Sabal domingensis/241

 

Ah, okay. Although, have any idea why they listed it separate from domingensis on the above linked UF page?

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Briank

You might want to reach out to Sabal Steve a member of Palm Talk and has a hefty knowledge of Sabals.  I recently picked up some Sabals from him and went to him when I picked up a controversial Sabal that is coined Miamiensis.   Maybe he will see this thread and chime in. Best of luck 

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Matthew92

Just found this https://www.flickr.com/photos/ingag/8466438060/in/photostream/

Translation of caption of above photo:

Sabal umbraculifera (Jacq.) Mart.
Botanical Garden Arboretum
 
Order: Arecales
Family: Arecaceae
Genre: Sabal
:: Sabal species umbraculifera Mart.
    
Common name: Sabal of Santo Domingo.
Originally from the Dominican Republic.
    
Etymology of the Latin species umbraculiferus-a-um umbrella-shaped open by the shape of the cup.
Palmera straight and thick, smooth trunk, greyish, about 15 m. high and up to 70 cm. diameter. Costapalmate leaves 1.5 m. in diameter, to the half divided into segments, grayish green. Petiole 1.5 m. Inflorescence length shorter than the leaves.
rounded fruits of 4-6 mm. in diameter and shiny brown at maturity.
    
monoica plant

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GoatLockerGuns

That UF page is a great link though; lots of good info.  It also says Sabal umbraculifera is a Zone 7b palm; say what?  I'll be interested to hear what the experts say on the subject (although, I thought the experts were at UF).

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