Sabal palmetto (Walter) Lodd. ex Schult. & Schult.f.
Britton, Nathaniel L. & Millspaugh, Charles F. 1920. The Bahama Flora.
Species Description - Trunk 10-20 m. high, 3-7 dm. in diameter, often clothed, when young, with persistent leaf-bases. Leaves 1-2.5 m. broad, their many linear-lanceolate segments 2-cleft and somewhat drooping at the apex, the stout petioles concave above, often as long as the blades; panicles as long as the leaves or shorter; flowers white, sessile; calyx cup-shaped, 3-lobed, its lobes obtuse, about 1 mm. long; petals oblong-lanceolate 5-6 mm. long; stamens about as long as the petals; drupes globose, black, 6-12 mm. in diameter, the pulp thin.
Borders of marshes, and in rocky soil, throughout the archipelago from Great Bahama to Watlings, Caicos Islands, Inagua, Anguilla Isles and Cay Sal : North Carolina to Florida ; Cuba. Pond-top. Pond Thatch. Hat Palmetto.
Turks and Caicos Islands South America| Inagua Bahamas South America| Anguilla South America| North Carolina United States of America North America| Florida United States of America North America| Cuba South America|