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Here are some Sabals with massive crowns. They are at the University of Texas at Austin campus.

Wanna guess what kind they are?

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Dimovi

How about this skinny guy? Too bad I don't have a reference. It is definitely the skinniest Sabal I've ever seen.

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palmsrgreat

That uresana looks awesome.

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Dimovi
13 hours ago, palmsrgreat said:

That uresana looks awesome.

I am very confused with the Sabals in Austin. Pretty much all Sabals here look just like the large ones in the first four pictures. In Zilker Botanical Garden and Mayfield park they are all labeled as Texas Sabal (Sabal texana). When I do research it seems like texana and mexicana are used interchangeably, however these Sabals seems to be missing the fibers under the split petiole base characteristic of mexicanas. Perhaps even my mexicana is not mexicana.

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palmsrgreat

I thought the first two were mexicana and the 3rd was possibly uresana.  Maybe it was just the brighter sun on the 3rd one that made it looks more silver/blue.

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Swolte

Interesting lighting coming from all directions!

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Dimovi

All pictures were taken at night, that's why they are lit from multiple angles.

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TexasColdHardyPalms

Those are all shaded mexicana. 99% of the sabals in austin and san Antonio not in front of an in-and-out burger are mexicana. They come in all shapes and sizes just like people. Take a trip to the sabal habitat in Brownsville and take a look at native stands and you'll see a wide variety. 

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2 minutes ago, TexasColdHardyPalms said:

Those are all shaded mexicana. 99% of the sabals in austin and san Antonio not in front of an in-and-out burger are mexicana. They come in all shapes and sizes just like people. Take a trip to the sabal habitat in Brownsville and take a look at native stands and you'll see a wide variety. 

Sabal in-and-out-ensis?

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TexasColdHardyPalms

Lol no they are using palmetto for in-n-outs in texas. 

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Chester B
1 hour ago, TexasColdHardyPalms said:

Lol no they are using palmetto for in-n-outs in texas. 

Not up here!  Send them this way please.:greenthumb:

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RyManUtah
12 hours ago, Chester B said:

Not up here!  Send them this way please.:greenthumb:

Agreed. I like the look of the S palmetto used at their Texas locations. Ours is using “robustifera”. 

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Dimovi
15 hours ago, TexasColdHardyPalms said:

Those are all shaded mexicana. 99% of the sabals in austin and san Antonio not in front of an in-and-out burger are mexicana. They come in all shapes and sizes just like people. Take a trip to the sabal habitat in Brownsville and take a look at native stands and you'll see a wide variety. 

Yep I went to Brownsville a few weeks ago and took some pictures.

 

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Dimovi
15 hours ago, TexasColdHardyPalms said:

Lol no they are using palmetto for in-n-outs in texas. 

I know, I can't stand it and I thought it bothered only me.

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