Although the purpose go this blog is to showcase plants native to the caribbean, I will mention from time to me some types of trees. This one is a palm tree. Although I’ve already covered ‘Cocos nucifera’, I will now mention Puerto Rico’s native palm tree, ‘Sabal causarium’.
Sabah causiarum (Puerto Rico palmetto), Aka Puerto Rican hat palm, Palma Cana, Palma de Sombrero, Yarey, Palma de Escobar, Palma de Abanico, Palma de Cogollo, or Inodes causiarum, is a species of palm which is native to Hispaniola, Puerto Rico and the British Virgin Islands. These two are young palms used ornamentally on a sidewalk by a Burger King establishment. The species was first described by American botanist Orator F. Cook as Inodes causiarum in 1901. The specific epithet, ‘causiarum’ means “of hats”; the Latin word referred to “a wide-brimmed Macedonian hat”.
FULLY GROWN PUERTO RICO PALMETTO Sabal causiarum is a fan palm with solitary…
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