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.