Saw Palmetto

Contrasto di gialli e verdi sulla fronda ondulata di palma da sega, su cui si proiettano le ombre biforcute di una fronda vicina. Foto scattata al Morningside Nature Center di Gainesville, Florida.

Serenoa repens

Sinonimi:
Ju Ye Zong
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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