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

pseudophoenix_sargentii.JPG (60487 bytes)


Pseudsar.gif (83721 bytes)


pseudophoenix_sargentii_sdlg.JPG (43460 bytes)


pseudophoenix_sanibel.jpg (71425 bytes)

pseudophoenix_sanibel_infr.jpg (55206 bytes)

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.

isb-logo.GIF (3508 bytes)
Click here for the Florida distribution map of this palm.

Cold-Rating Data Base
Click here for cold-hardiness
information on this palm.