Recently, I visited the campus of USMA University to take several shots of a very attractive patch of tropical trees in an effort to complete several photographic projects. As I wondered through the area, I stumbled into a impressive palm with a dark green color. This contrasted greatly with the nearby vegetation which was either brown or yellow, due to the harsh dry season.
I was surprised to see how effective this palm was on extracting moisture from the dry soil, since its leaves looked very fresh. It must have an efficient complex root system. I understand this popular landscaping palm is appropriate for subtropical to tropical climates.
Yesterday I tried to obtain the scientific or popular name of this palm on the Internet, but no joy. If any of you know the name of this palm, please share it with us. That’s why this post is about looking for a name; a name for this gorgeous palm.
Below are some of the pictures I shot for your enjoyment. Here we go.
While searching for the name of this palm, I narrowed my options to three, which are:
- Dwarf Palmetto, also known as Sabal Minor or Scrub Palmetto.
- Needle Palm (Rhapidophyllum hystrix)
- Palmetto Palm or Cabbage Palm (Sabal Palmetto, Sabal jamesiana, Sabal parviflora or Sabal viatoris)
Please help me in giving this beautiful palm a name. It’s possible that all of the above names are incorrect. Thank you in advance and Good Day.