Sabal etonia

Swingle ex Nash

Bulletin of the Torrey Botanical Club 23: 99. 1896.

Common names: Scrub palmetto dwarf palmetto
Endemic
Synonyms: Sabal adansonii var. megacarpa Chapman Sabal megacarpa (Chapman) Small
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 22. Treatment on page 108.

Stems usually subterranean. Leaves 4–7, yellow-green, strongly costapalmate, curved, bearing fibers between segments; hastula narrowly triangular, 1.6–3.3 cm; segments 35–64 × 1.3–3.1 cm; apices bifid2-cleft. Inflorescences bushy and compact, densely branched with 2 orders of branching (not counting main inflorescence axis), ascending, about as ± long as leaves. Flowers 4.9–6.1 mm. Fruits brownish black, oblate-spheroid, length 8.5–13.1 mm, diam. diam. 9–15.4 mm diam.; mesocarp thick, fleshy. Seeds 5.4–6.7 mm, diam. 6.4–9.9 mm. diam.


Phenology: Flowering spring–summer.
Habitat: Deep white sand in sand pine scrub
Elevation: 10–50 m

Discussion

Sabal etonia is found in the deep white sand of sand pine (Pinus clausa) scrub communities of the Central Florida Ridge and the Atlantic Coastal Ridge (S. Zona and W. S. Judd 1986). The habitat of S. etonia is under pressure from both agriculture and urbanization, but fortunately vast tracts are preserved in the Ocala National Forest.

Lower Taxa

None.

"diam" is not a number.

... more about "Sabal etonia"
obtuse +  and acuminate-triangular +
versatile +  and dorsifixed +
2-cleft (?) +  and Acute (?) +
Scott Zona +
Swingle ex Nash +
3-lobed +  and cupulate +
Scrub palmetto +  and dwarf palmetto +
10–50 m +
lateral +  and apical +
membranaceous +
linear-lanceolate +
thread-like +
triangular +
creamy white +
adnate +, connate +  and distinct +
fragrant +
0.49 cm4.9 mm <br />0.0049 m <br /> (0.61 cm6.1 mm <br />0.0061 m <br />) +
berrylike +  and drupaceous +
brownish black +
8.5mm +  and 13.1mm +
apical +  and basal +
oblate-spheroid +
lobed +, spheroid +  and berrylike +
Deep white sand in sand pine scrub +
triangular +
1.6 cm16 mm <br />0.016 m <br /> (3.3 cm33 mm <br />0.033 m <br />) +
arching +  and erect +
smooth +  and striate +
2-pinnate +  and pinnate +
yellow-green +
alternate +  and imbricate +
bearing prickles or marginal teeth +  and unarmed +
ridged +, channeled +  and terete +
Flowering spring–summer. +
list +  and count +
v--shaped +  and tent--shaped +
germination +
Bulletin of the Torrey Botanical Club +
zona1986a +  and zona1987a +
adventitious +
0.64 cm6.4 mm <br />0.0064 m <br /> (0.99 cm9.9 mm <br />0.0099 m <br />) +
adhering to endocarp +  and free +
bearing prickles +  and unarmed +
35 cm350 mm <br />0.35 m <br /> (64 cm640 mm <br />0.64 m <br />) +
1.3 cm13 mm <br />0.013 m <br /> (3.1 cm31 mm <br />0.031 m <br />) +
connate +  and distinct +
covered with fibrous or prickly remains +  and smooth +
subterranean +
erect +  and creeping +
enlarged;massive;slender +
papillose +
connate +  and distinct +
Sabal adansonii var. megacarpa +  and Sabal megacarpa +
Sabal etonia +
species +
unbranched +  and branched +
tall +  and dwarf +
unisexual +  and bisexual +