Sabal antillensis (Arecaceae): a new palmetto species from the Leeward Antilles

 A new species of palmetto, Sabal antillensis , native to Curaçao and Bonaire, is described and illustrated. The new species is

characterized by a pachycaulous habit, a compact crown of leaves, large seeds, and frequent fiber bundles in leaflet transection.

Details on history, morphology, distribution, habitat, and conservation status are provided.

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