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Posted by Jim Wilmington DE 7a on 6/19/2017, 2:31 pm, in reply to "Texana"
Here's my own, personal understanding of these palms...
The mysterious Sabal from Brazoria:
Sabal xTexensis, Sabal 'Brazoria', Sabal Brazoriensis
Sabal Mexicana = Sabal Texana
The whole idea when Botany decided to name every species in Latin was to eliminate confusion and uncertainty. This hasn't worked out, mainly because some people in the business take it upon themselves to come up with their own Latin creations for indeterminate species. Additionally, the real powers that be periodically have a change of heart on certain species and change the name. This has happened in recent times to Queen Palm, Butia capitata, Paurotis wrightii, and others. The result being that half the regular gardeners (like me) continue using the old, outdated names.
Oh well. It's a fun topic.
Jim, Wilmington, DE, 7a
Last 30 Years Avg. Winter Low: 7.50F
Last 20 Years Avg. Winter Low: 8.35F
Last 10 Years Avg. Winter Low: 8.40F
Favorite Palms: Species: Phoenix Canariensis / Genus: Sabal
- Re: Sabal Nomenclature - Lucas West Arkansas 6/19/2017, 11:27 pm
- Re: Sabal Nomenclature - WSimpson NC 6/19/2017, 10:35 pm
- Jim - Thats it ! - Rob Cookeville Tn 6/19/2017, 4:57 pm
- Hold on - jwitt abq z7 6/19/2017, 9:12 pm
- Re: Hold on - Ryan Monroe LA 6/20/2017, 11:05 am
- No comparison - Rob Cookeville Tn 6/20/2017, 11:00 am
- Re: Hold on - Lucas West Arkansas 6/19/2017, 11:33 pm
- Re: Hold on - jwitt abq z7 6/20/2017, 7:19 pm
- Lucas - Rob Cookeville Tn 6/20/2017, 12:48 am
- Re: Lucas - Lucas West Arkansas 6/20/2017, 11:33 pm