blue-stem palmetto, dwarf palmetto
Stems: Solitary, subterranean, rarely growing upright to 2 m tall. Leaves: Minorly costapalmate, induplicate, grayish green, circular, almost in a single plane or slightly folded, segments stiff and split about half the length of the blade with few or no fibers between segments, tips slightly bifid. Leaf split almost to the costa, dividing the blade nearly in half. Petiole unarmed. Flowers and fruits: Inflorescence sparsely branched to two orders, longer than leaves. When ripe, fruits are spherical to ovoid, brown or black drupes to 6-10 mm long.
Field: Solitary, unarmed, usually subterranean palm with weakly costapalmate, grayish green leaves, split almost to the costa, dividing the blade nearly in half. Inflorescence sparsely branched to two orders, longer than leaves.
Sabal etonia, but its leaves are yellow-green and strongly costapalmate, with abundant marginal fibers
Native to the southern United States from North Carolina to Texas and northeast Mexico
This genus is among the most common in and around the Caribbean region and among the few native to the continental United States.
Sabal minor (Jacq.) Pers.
Corypha minor Jacquin
Chamaerops acaulis Michaux
Chamaerops louisiana W. Darby
Corypha pumila Walter
Sabal adansonii Guersent
Sabal deeringiana Small
Sabal louisiana (W. Darby) Bomhard
Sabal pumila (Walter) Elliott