Sorting Sabal names

Species on this page ( A = names approved by most authorities, s = approved as synonyms) :



Sabal bermudana L. H. Bailey

SYNONYM(S) : Sabal blackburniana Hemsl., Sabal princeps hort. ex Becc.

CHINESE : Awaiting feedback.

ENGLISH : Bermuda fan palm.

GERMAN : Bermudapalmetto.

SPANISH : Sabal de Bermuda.

Sabal blackburniana Glazebr. ex Schult. & Schult. f.

SYNONYM(S) : Inodes blackburniana O. F.Cook, Sabal blackburnia Glazebr., Sabal blackburnianum Glazebrook

ENGLISH : Blackburn palmetto.


Possibly a synonym of Sabal umbraculifera (Jacq.) Mart.

Sabal causiarum (O. F. Cook) Becc.

SYNONYM(S) : Inodes causiarum O. F. Cook

ENGLISH : Puerto Rican hat palm, Puerto Rican palmetto.

JAPANESE : Onisabaru, Sabaru yashi.

SPANISH : Palma de sombrero.

Sabal etonia Swingle ex Nash

ENGLISH : Corkscrew palmetto, Dwarf palmetto, Scrub palmetto.

Sabal japa C. Wright ex H. H. Bartlett

ENGLISH : Bay palmetto, Thatch palm.

Sabal maritima Burret

SYNONYM(S) : Corypha maritima Kunth, Sabal maritima (H. B. & K.) Burret

ENGLISH : Bull thatch palm.


Sabal mauritiiformis (H. Karst.) Griseb. & H. Wendl.

SYNONYM(S) : Sabal glaucescens Lodd. ex H. E. Moore, Sabal mauritiiforme Griseb. & H.Wendl., Sabal nematoclada Burret, Trithrinax mauritiiformis H. Karst.

ENGLISH : Bay palmetto, Green botan, Savannah palm. 

Sabal mexicana Mart.

SYNONYM(S) : Inodes exul O. F. Cook, Inodes mexicana (Mart.) Standl., Inodes texana O. F. Cook, Sabal texana (O. F. Cook) Becc.

CHINESE : Mo xi ge ru zong.

ENGLISH : Mexican palmetto, Rio Grande palmetto (as S. texana), Texas palmetto (as S. texana), Victoria palmetto.

FRENCH : Sabal du Mexique, Sabal du Texas (as S. texana).

SPANISH : Palma de mícharos (as S. texana).


Sabal minor (Jacq.) Pers.

SYNONYM(S) : Chamaerops louisiana Darby, Corypha minor Jacq., Sabal adansonii Guers., Sabal glabra (Mill.) Sarg., Sabal louisiana (Darby) Bomhard

CHINESE : Ai ba zong, Xiao ruo zong.

ENGLISH : Blue stem palmetto, Bush palmetto, Dwarf palmetto, Little blue stem palm, Scrub palmetto.

FRENCH : Latanier, Palmetto nain.

GERMAN : Zwergpalmetto.

SPANISH : Palmera exterior, Sabal enano.

Sabal palmetto (Walter) Lodd. ex Schult. & Schult. f.

SYNONYM(S) : Corypha palmetto Walter, Inodes palmetto (Walter) O. F. Cook, Inodes schwarzii O. F. Cook

CHINESE : Gan lan zong, Ruo zong.

ENGLISH : Blue palmetto, Cabbage palm, Cabbage palmetto.

FRENCH : Chou palmiste, Chou palmiste à tronc bleu.

GERMAN : Palmettopalme, Sabalpalme.

JAPANESE : Parumetto yashi.

SPANISH : Sabal de Carolina.

Sabal rosei Becc.

SYNONYM(S) : Inodes rosei O. F. Cook

ENGLISH : Llanos palmetto.


Sabal umbraculifera (Jacq.) Mart.

SYNONYM(S) : Corypha umbraculifera Jacq., Sabal blackburniana Glazebr. ex Schult.

CHINESE : Awaiting feedback (Taiwan).

ITALIAN : Corifa del Malabar, Palma corifa.

SPANISH : Sabal de Santo Domingo.


Sabal uresana Trel.

SYNONYM(S) : Inodes uresana O. F. Cook

ENGLISH : Bull thatch palm, Sonora palmetto.

General Bibliography


General & specific on-line


Complementary / Specific


EURODICAUTOM, On-line Technical Dictionary in 12 languages provided by the European Commission < >.

Mabberley D.J. 1997, The Plant-Book : a Portable Dictionary of the Vascular Plants, 2d Edition, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, U.K.

USDA, ARS, 2002, National Genetic Resources Program. Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN). [Online Database] National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. Available: sabal (09 February 2003).

Wang Zongxun et al. 1996, A New Latin, Chinese, English Botanical Nomenclature. Chinese Academy of Sciences, Institute of Botany. Aviation Industry Publisher, Beijing.

Wiersema J. H. & León B. 1999, World Economic Plants : a Standard Reference. CRC Press LLC.


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