Sabal etonia

Swingle ex Nash

Bulletin of the Torrey Botanical Club 23: 99. 1896.

Common names: Scrub palmetto dwarf palmetto
Synonyms: Sabal adansonii var. megacarpa Chapman Sabal megacarpa (Chapman) Small
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 22. Treatment on page 108.

Stems usually subterranean. Leaves 4–7, yellow-green, strongly costapalmate, curved, bearing fibers between segments; hastula narrowly triangular, 1.6–3.3 cm; segments 35–64 × 1.3–3.1 cm; apices bifid2-cleft. Inflorescences bushy and compact, densely branched with 2 orders of branching (not counting main inflorescence axis), ascending, about as ± long as leaves. Flowers 4.9–6.1 mm. Fruits brownish black, oblate-spheroid, length 8.5–13.1 mm, diam. diam. 9–15.4 mm diam.; mesocarp thick, fleshy. Seeds 5.4–6.7 mm, diam. 6.4–9.9 mm. diam.

Phenology: Flowering spring–summer.
Habitat: Deep white sand in sand pine scrub
Elevation: 10–50 m


Sabal etonia is found in the deep white sand of sand pine (Pinus clausa) scrub communities of the Central Florida Ridge and the Atlantic Coastal Ridge (S. Zona and W. S. Judd 1986). The habitat of S. etonia is under pressure from both agriculture and urbanization, but fortunately vast tracts are preserved in the Ocala National Forest.

Lower Taxa

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Scott Zona +
Swingle ex Nash +
Scrub palmetto +  and dwarf palmetto +
10–50 m +
Deep white sand in sand pine scrub +
Flowering spring–summer. +
Bulletin of the Torrey Botanical Club +
zona1986a +  and zona1987a +
Sabal adansonii var. megacarpa +  and Sabal megacarpa +
Sabal etonia +
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