Pseudophoenix sargentii Wendland ex Sargent
|Synonymy: Pseudophoenix saonae Cook||Distribution: Florida, Cuba, Hispaniola, the Bahamas, Honduras, Belize, Mexico|
|Common names: Florida cherry palm, Sargent's palm, buccaneer palm||Conservation status: Endangered in the U.S.; not threatened elsewhere|
These last two photos show one of three extremely robust specimens of P. sargentii ssp. sargentii at a private residence on Sanibel Island, Florida. Seedlings breed true to parents in exhibiting the robust form, even when grown elsewhere.
First and third photos copyright © 1998, Jody Haynes; first photo taken at Fairchild Tropical Garden, Miami, FL. Second photo courtesy University of Florida-IFAS. Bottom two photos courtesy and copyright © 1998, Geri Prall, Prall's Palmtree Gardens, southwest Florida.
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