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Sabal minor (Jacq.) Pers.
Dwarf palmetto, Bluestem palm

Family: Arecaceae

Group: Monocot

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Shrub

Perennation: Perennial

Native Range: Southeastern United States.

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IRC SOUTH FLORIDA Status: Possibly Extirpated or Extinct in the Wild

SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence: Present

SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status: Native

SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status: Cultivated

Comments: For images, click on the Atlas of Florida Vascular Plants link below.

For a digitized image of Elbert Little's Florida range map, visit the Exploring Florida website. Note: Little's map shows the distribution of this species further south and more complete than it is in actuality. This species is scattered in peninsular Florida and historically limited to Charlotte and Glades counties in South Florida.

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Sabal minor has been found in the following 2 counties :
Occurrence Native Status
Charlotte County Possibly Extirpated Possibly Extirpated
Glades County Presumed Extirpated Presumed Extirpated

Sabal minor has been found in the following 3 habitats :
Floodplain Forest
Mesic Hammock
Prairie Hammock