Puerto Rican hat palm
Stems: Solitary, massive, upright stems to 15 m tall and to 70 cm diameter. Leaf bases usually fall away quickly to leave a smooth gray stem with close rings. Leaves: Costapalmate, induplicate, twisted into several planes with a strongly arching costa, to 2 m wide. Leaf segments rigid, with numerous fibers along the segment margins. Petiole bases split. Flowers and fruits: Inflorescences exceeding the leaves in length, arching or pendulous, and branched to three orders. Flowers creamy white, bisexual. Ripe fruit black, spherical, 7-11 mm diameter.
Other Sabal species, but it has the most massive stem of the species covered here.
Native to Caribbean islands
This genus is among the most common in and around the Caribbean region and among the few native to the continental United States.
Sabal causiarum (O.F.Cook) Becc.
Inodes causiarum O.F. Cook
Inodes glauca Dammer
Sabal haitensis L.H.Bailey
Sabal questeliana L.H.Bailey