Sabal uresana

Synonymy: Unknown Distribution: Mexico
Common names: Sonoran palmetto, palma blanca Conservation status: Not threatened

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Adult in habitat

From Mexico, this palm has stunning silvery blue leaves which really stand out in the landscape. Why, oh
why, is it not in cultivation all over the world? Instead it is regarded as 'rare' yet in its native home it is so
common as to be a conspicuous element of the countryside. Fabulous as a house- or greenhouse subject
and well deserving of much wider use. Very hardy, too.

Top and middle photos courtesy and copyright 1998, Geoff Stein; taken at Quail Gardens, Encinitas, CA. Bottom photo courtesy and copyright 2000, Martin Gibbons & Tobias Spanner, The Rare Palm Seeds Site.

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