Saw Palmetto

Contrastes de amarillos y verdes en la fronda ondulada de saw palmetto, con sombras bifurcadas de una fronda cercana que se proyecta sobre ella. Foto tomada en Morningside Nature Center en Gainesville, Florida

Serenoa repens

Sinónimos:
Ju Ye Zong
Serenoa (Wikipedia)

Saw palmetto
Serenoa repens USDA1.jpg

Apparently Secure (NatureServe)
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom:Plantae
Clade:Tracheophytes
Clade:Angiosperms
Clade:Monocots
Clade:Commelinids
Order:Arecales
Family:Arecaceae
Subfamily:Coryphoideae
Tribe:Trachycarpeae
Genus:Serenoa
Hook.f.
Species:
S. repens
Binomial name
Serenoa repens
Serenoa repens range map.jpg
Natural range
Synonyms
Synonymy
  • Corypha repens W.Bartram
  • Corypha obliqua W.Bartram
  • Chamaerops serrulata Michx.
  • Sabal serrulata (Michx.) Schult.f
  • Sabal serrulatum (Michx.) Schult.f, spelling error
  • Diglossophyllum serrulatum (Michx.) Schaedtler
  • Brahea serrulata (Michx.) H.Wendl.
  • Serenoa serrulata (Michx.) Hook.f. ex B.D.Jacks.
  • Serenoa repens f. glauca Moldenke

Serenoa repens, commonly known as saw palmetto, is the sole species currently classified in the genus Serenoa. It is a small palm, growing to a maximum height around 7–10 ft (2.1–3.0 m). It is endemic to the subtropical Southeastern United States, most commonly along the south Atlantic and Gulf Coastal plains and sand hills. It grows in clumps or dense thickets in sandy coastal areas, and as undergrowth in pine woods or hardwood hammocks.

Saw Palmetto (Wiktionary)

English

Etymology

The edges of the leaflets of this palm have strong spines, like a saw.

Noun

saw palmetto (plural saw palmettos)

  1. A sprawling-stemmed spiny-leaved dwarf palm (Serenoa repens) forming large colonies, especially by sprouting, native to Florida and the coastal plains of other southeastern states of the United States.
  2. A similar plant (Chamaerops humilis), native to Europe and north Africa

Derived terms

  • silver saw palmetto (Acoelorraphe wrightii)

References

  • Serenoa on Wikipedia.Wikipedia
  • Serenoa repens on Wikispecies.Wikispecies
  • Serenoa repens on Wikimedia Commons.Wikimedia Commons
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