Pseudophoenix sargentii subsp. sargentii

Common names: Sargent's cherry palm buccaneer palm
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 22. Treatment on page 112.

Stems 4–8 m, smooth. Leaves 1.5–3 m; segments inserted on rachis at divergent angles, usually in groups of 3–5, waxy gray-green abaxially. Inflorescences arching, 7.5–12 dm. Fruits 1–2 cm diam. 2n = 34.


Phenology: Flowering summer.
Habitat: Rocky, calcareous soil of coastal hammocks and scrub
Elevation: 0–10 m

Distribution

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Fla., Mexico, Central America (Belize)

Discussion

Pseudophoenix sargentii subsp. sargentii also occurs on the coast of the Yucatan Peninsula. The other subspecies, P. sargentii subsp. saonae (O. F. Cook) Read, is thought to comprise two varieties distributed in Cuba, the Bahamas, and Hispaniola (R. W. Read 1968). Read now thinks that perhaps none of these subspecies or varieties should be maintained (C. Lippincott 1992).

For an excellent account of the history of this palm in the Florida Keys and modern efforts to restore this species to habitats that it originally occupied, see C. Lippincott (1992).

Selected References

None.

Lower Taxa

None.

"dm" is not declared as a valid unit of measurement for this property.

dorsifixed +
Scott Zona +
H. Wendland ex Sargent +
shallow +
triangular +
Sargent's cherry palm +  and buccaneer palm +
Fla. +, Mexico +  and Central America (Belize) +
0–10 m +
lanceolate +
adnate +, connate +  and distinct +
staminate +  and pistillate +
adnate +, connate +  and distinct +
berrylike +  and drupaceous +
apical +  and basal +
3-lobed +
3-lobed +, 2-lobed +  and globose +
Rocky, calcareous soil of coastal hammocks and scrub +
branched +  and spicate +
2-pinnate +  and pinnate +
150 cm1,500 mm <br />1.5 m <br /> (300 cm3,000 mm <br />3 m <br />) +
persistent +
ridged +, channeled +  and terete +
Flowering summer. +
list +  and count +
v--shaped +  and tent--shaped +
germination +
Botanical Gazette +
adventitious +
adhering to endocarp +  and free +
globose +
bearing prickles +  and unarmed +
Illustrated +
pedicel-like +
subterranean +
enlarged;massive;slender +
400 cm4,000 mm <br />4 m <br /> (800 cm8,000 mm <br />8 m <br />) +
apical +, in 3-lobed fruits +  and basal +
connate +  and distinct +
Cyclospathe +  and Sargentia +
Pseudophoenix sargentii subsp. sargentii +
Pseudophoenix sargentii +
subspecies +
unbranched +  and branched +
plant +, shrub +  and tree +
unisexual +  and bisexual +