Serenoa repens

Family:ARECACEAE
Species:Serenoa repens (W.Bartram)Small
Common Name:SAW PALMETTO
Plant Notes:A slow-growing palm well adapted to fire, some ramets have been estimated to be over 500 years old (Abrahamson 1995) and some genets to be over 5,000 years old (Takahashi et al. 20111). The fruits have been implicated in improving urinary tract symptoms (Bennett & Hicklin 1998; Austin 2004; Görne et al. 2016; Novara et al. 2016) and alopecia (Maria Borrás et al. 2016; Wessagowit et al. 2016). The fruits are rich in oleic acid, lauric acid, and B-sitosterol (De Monte et al. 2014). Their taste has been described as "rotten Cheese steep'd in Tobacco" (Dickinson 1699) or "bitterish and stinging [...] but soon becomes familiar and desirable" (Bartram in Squier 1853).
Status:Native, FACU (NWPL)
Specimen: View specimen details in the USF Herbarium Specimen Database

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Classification

Division
Class
Sub Class
Order ARECALES
FamilyARECACEAE
Genus Serenoa
Species Serenoa repens (W.Bartram)Small - SAW PALMETTO

Citation

Citation SERENOA REPENS (W. Bartram) Small, J. New York Bot. Gard. 27: 197. 1926.
Basionym: Corypha repens W. Bartram 1791.
Type: GEORGIA: Glynn Co.: St. Simons Island,

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Source

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Synonyms

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SynonymFull CitationBasionymType
Brahea serrulata Brahea serrulata (Michaux) H. Wendland, in Kerchove, Palmiers 235. 1878.BASIONYM: Chamaerops serrulata Michaux 1803. 
Chamaerops serrulata Chamaerops serrulata Michaux, Fl. Bor.-Amer. 1: 206. 1803. TYPE: FLORIDA/GEORGIA:
Corypha repens Corypha repens W. Bartram, Travels Carolina 61. 1791. TYPE: GEORGIA: Glynn Co.: St. Simons Island,
Diglossophyllum serrulatum Diglossophyllum serrulatum (Michaux) H. Wendland ex Salomon, Palmen 155. 1887.BASIONYM: Chamaerops serrulata Michaux 1803. 
Sabal serrulata Sabal serrulata (Michaux) Nuttall ex Schultes & Schultes f., in Roemer & Schultes, Syst. Veg. 7: 1486. 1830.BASIONYM: Chamaerops serrulata Michaux 1803. 
Serenoa repens forma glauca Serenoa repens (W. Bartram) Small, forma glauca Moldenke, Phytologia 14: 326. 1967. TYPE: FLORIDA: Palm Beach Co.: Lantana, 30 Dec 1966, Moldenke 24161 (holotype: AAU).
Serenoa serrulata Serenoa serrulata (Michaux) G. Nicholson, Ill. Dict. Gard. 3: 423. 1887.BASIONYM: Chamaerops serrulata Michaux 1803. 
Corypha obliqua Corypha obliqua W. Bartram, Travels Carolina 61. 1791. TYPE: GEORGIA: Glynn Co.: St. Simons Island,

Specimens

Country State County Date Specimen Notes Image
USA Florida Hernando Co. 19 Sep 1959 G. R. Cooley 7094
USA Florida Seminole Co. 02 May 1960 G. R. Cooley 7424
USA Florida Lee Co. 23 Feb 1954 G. R. Cooley 2540
USA Florida Lee Co. 08 May 1954 G. R. Cooley 2665 Sheet 2 of 2.
USA Florida Lee Co. 08 May 1954 G. R. Cooley 2665 Sheet 1 of 2.
USA Florida Sumter Co. 07 Apr 1961 G. R. Cooley 8058 Sheet 1 of 2.
USA Florida Sumter Co. 07 Apr 1961 G. R. Cooley 8058 Sheet 2 of 2.
USA Florida Lee Co. 26 Feb 1967 G. R. Cooley 11811 Sheet 2 of 2.
USA Florida Lee Co. 26 Feb 1967 G. R. Cooley 11811 Sheet 1 of 2.
USA Florida Polk Co. 21 Dec 1929 O. E. Jennings s.n. Sheet 2 of 2.
USA Florida Polk Co. 21 Dec 1929 O. E. Jennings s.n. Sheet 1 of 2.
USA Florida Polk Co. 24-30 Dec 1929 O. E. Jennings s.n. Sheet 1 of 2.
USA Florida Polk Co. 24-30 Dec 1929 O. E. Jennings s.n. Sheet 2 of 2.
USA Florida Miami-Dade Co. Dec 1929 O. E. Jennings s.n.
USA Florida Monroe Co. Dec 1929 O. E. Jennings s.n.
USA Florida Broward Co. 02 May 1959 W. C. Sturtevant 139 Sheet 1 of 2.
USA Florida Broward Co. 02 May 1959 W. C. Sturtevant 139 Sheet 2 of 2.
USA Florida Broward Co. 01 May 1959 W. C. Sturtevant 111 Sheet 2 of 2.
USA Florida Broward Co. 01 May 1959 W. C. Sturtevant 111 Sheet 1 of 2.
USA Florida Indian River Co. 24 Apr 1927 J. K. Small s.n.
USA Florida Miami-Dade Co. 03 May 1928 J. K. Small s.n.
USA Florida Hernando Co. 27 Apr 1921 J. K. Small s.n.
USA Florida Lee Co. 28 Apr 1928 J. K. Small s.n. Sheet 1 of 3.
USA Florida Lee Co. 28 Apr 1928 J. K. Small s.n. Sheet 2 of 3.
USA Florida Lee Co. 28 Apr 1928 J. K. Small s.n. Sheet 3 of 3.
USA Florida Palm Beach Co. 24 Apr 1929 J. K. Small s.n. Sheet 3 of 3.
USA Florida Palm Beach Co. 24 Apr 1929 J. K. Small s.n. Sheet 2 of 3.
USA Florida Palm Beach Co. 24 Apr 1929 J. K. Small s.n. Sheet 1 of 3.
USA Florida Miami-Dade Co. 26 Aug 1929 J. K. Small s.n.
USA Florida Collier Co. 02 Sep 1929 J. K. Small s.n.
USA Florida Monroe Co. 30 Aug 1929 J. K. Small s.n.
USA Florida Palm Beach Co. 03 Sep 1929 J. K. Small s.n.
USA Florida Palm Beach Co. 03 Sep 1929 J. K. Small s.n. Sheet 2 of 2.
USA Florida Palm Beach Co. 03 Sep 1929 J. K. Small s.n. Sheet 1 of 2.
USA Florida Palm Beach Co. 03 Sep 1929 J. K. Small s.n. Sheet 1 of 2.
USA Florida Palm Beach Co. 03 Sep 1929 J. K. Small s.n. Sheet 2 of 2.
USA Florida Monroe Co. 30 Aug 1929 J. K. Small s.n. Sheet 2 of 2.
USA Florida Monroe Co. 30 Aug 1929 J. K. Small s.n. Sheet 1 of 2.
USA Florida Miami-Dade Co. 03 Sep 1929 J. K. Small s.n. Sheet 1 of 3.
USA Florida Miami-Dade Co. 03 Sep 1929 J. K. Small s.n. Sheet 2 of 3.
USA Florida Miami-Dade Co. 03 Sep 1929 J. K. Small s.n. Sheet 3 of 3.
USA Florida Polk Co. 05 Aug 1987 B. F. Hansen 11353 Sheet 2 of 2.
USA Florida Polk Co. 05 Aug 1987 B. F. Hansen 11353 Sheet 1 of 2.
USA Florida Broward Co. 19 Oct 1985 B. F. Hansen 10624 Sheet 1 of 2.
USA Florida Broward Co. 19 Oct 1985 B. F. Hansen 10624 Sheet 2 of 2.
USA Florida Franklin Co. 10 Oct 2005 B. F. Hansen 13013 Sheet 2 of 2.
USA Florida Franklin Co. 10 Oct 2005 B. F. Hansen 13013 Sheet 1 of 2.
USA Florida Orange Co. 23 Apr 1982 B. F. Hansen 9595 Sheet 1 of 2.
USA Florida Orange Co. 23 Apr 1982 B. F. Hansen 9595 Sheet 2 of 2.
USA Florida Osceola Co. 30 Mar 1979 B. F. Hansen 5233 Sheet 2 of 2.
USA Florida Osceola Co. 30 Mar 1979 B. F. Hansen 5233 Sheet 1 of 2.
USA Florida Polk Co. 21 Jun 1979 B. F. Hansen 5776
USA Florida Lake Co. 24 Mar 1979 B. F. Hansen 5259
USA Florida Lee Co. 16 Mar 1979 B. F. Hansen 5122
USA Florida Hardee Co. 10 Nov 1978 B. F. Hansen 4932
USA Florida Lee Co. 20 Apr 1979 B. F. Hansen 5413
USA Florida Highlands Co. 17 Apr 1979 B. F. Hansen 5378 Sheet 1 of 2.
USA Florida Highlands Co. 17 Apr 1979 B. F. Hansen 5378 Sheet 2 of 2.
USA Florida Pasco Co. 31 May 1984 B. F. Hansen 9935 Sheet 2 of 2.
USA Florida Pasco Co. 31 May 1984 B. F. Hansen 9935 Sheet 1 of 2.
USA Florida Osceola Co. 14 Aug 1981 B. F. Hansen 8528 Sheet 1 of 2.
USA Florida Osceola Co. 14 Aug 1981 B. F. Hansen 8528 Sheet 2 of 2.
USA Florida Volusia Co. 20 May 1981 B. F. Hansen 8248 Sheet 2 of 2.
USA Florida Volusia Co. 20 May 1981 B. F. Hansen 8248 Sheet 1 of 2.
USA Florida Union Co. 12 Jul 1984 B. F. Hansen 10275
USA Florida Pinellas Co. 12 May 1993 B. F. Hansen 12094 Sheet 1 of 2.
USA Florida Pinellas Co. 12 May 1993 B. F. Hansen 12094 Sheet 2 of 2.
USA Florida Collier Co. 02 Jun 1981 B. F. Hansen 8332
USA Florida Polk Co. 24 Feb 1979 B. F. Hansen 5105
USA Florida Collier Co. 28 Dec 1988 B. F. Hansen 11823
USA Florida Highlands Co. 10 Sep 1987 B. F. Hansen 11599
USA Florida Hillsborough Co. 16 Mar 1983 D. Richardson 913
USA Florida Highlands Co. 21 Mar 1979 D. Richardson 734
USA Florida Highlands Co. 21 Mar 1979 D. Richardson 701
USA Florida Polk Co. 22 Jun 1988 K. R. DeLaney 1840
USA Florida Highlands Co. 25 Apr 1988 K. R. DeLaney 1640
USA Florida Highlands Co. 15 Dec 1998 K. R. DeLaney s.n.
USA Florida Pinellas Co. 04 May 1994 R. P. Wunderlin 10425
USA Florida Collier Co. 17 Nov 1973 R. P. Wunderlin 5191
USA Florida Orange Co. 12 Apr 1975 R. P. Wunderlin 5533
USA Florida Hillsborough Co. 23 Feb 1979 R. P. Wunderlin 6759
USA Florida Okeechobee Co. 26 Sep 1985 R. P. Wunderlin 10115
USA Florida Osceola Co. 26 Sep 1985 R. P. Wunderlin 10052 Sheet 2 of 2.
USA Florida Osceola Co. 26 Sep 1985 R. P. Wunderlin 10052 Sheet 1 of 2.
USA Florida Marion Co. 18 Dec 1978 R. P. Wunderlin 6550 Sheet 1 of 2.
USA Florida Marion Co. 18 Dec 1978 R. P. Wunderlin 6550 Sheet 2 of 2.
USA Florida Manatee Co. 06 Jun 1984 G. Robinson 630 Sheet 2 of 2.
USA Florida Manatee Co. 06 Jun 1984 G. Robinson 630 Sheet 1 of 2.
USA Florida Pinellas Co. 12 May 1961 J. D. Ray, Jr. 10915 Sheet 1 of 2.
USA Florida Pinellas Co. 12 May 1961 J. D. Ray, Jr. 10915 Sheet 2 of 2.
USA Florida Hillsborough Co. 08 Mar 1963 W. Wall 29
USA Florida Monroe Co. 09 Jun 1973 F. Almeda s.n.
USA Florida Polk Co. 29 May 1981 D. R. Lindsey 661
USA Florida Polk Co. 29 May 1981 D. R. Lindsey 656
USA Florida Polk Co. 05 Jun 1981 D. R. Lindsey 769
USA Florida Polk Co. 08 May 1981 D. R. Lindsey 487
USA Florida Highlands Co. 15 May 1981 D. R. Lindsey 507
USA Florida Collier Co. 24 Mar 1971 P. Genelle 585
USA Florida Hernando Co. 30 Mar 1971 P. Genelle 614
USA Florida Pinellas Co. 03 Oct 1976 P. Genelle 2497 Sheet 1 of 2.
USA Florida Pinellas Co. 03 Oct 1976 P. Genelle 2497 Sheet 2 of 2.
USA Florida Pinellas Co. 31 Dec 1979 G. Fleming 3331
USA Florida Pinellas Co. 31 Mar 1983 G. Fleming 3491
USA Florida Pinellas Co. 14 Nov 1987 G. Fleming 3843
USA Florida Collier Co. 07 Mar 1965 O. K. Lakela 28222
USA Florida Sarasota Co. 23 Apr 1963 O. K. Lakela 25841 Sheet 2 of 2.
USA Florida Sarasota Co. 23 Apr 1963 O. K. Lakela 25841 Sheet 1 of 2.
USA Florida Broward Co. 19 Apr 1966 O. K. Lakela 29594 Sheet 1 of 2. Both Lakela and Long assigned collection numbers to this specimen.
USA Florida Broward Co. 19 Apr 1966 O. K. Lakela 29594 Sheet 2 of 2. Both Lakela and Long assigned collection numbers to this specimen.
USA Florida Indian River Co. 10 Oct 1963 O. K. Lakela 26562 Sheet 1 of 2.
USA Florida Indian River Co. 10 Oct 1963 O. K. Lakela 26562 Sheet 2 of 2.
USA Florida Palm Beach Co. 21 Apr 1962 O. K. Lakela 24965
USA Florida Hillsborough Co. 30 Oct 1969 O. K. Lakela s.n.
USA Florida Pinellas Co. 02 Nov 1963 O. K. Lakela 26641
USA Florida Highlands Co. 26 Feb 1961 O. K. Lakela 23785
USA Florida Broward Co. 21 Mar 1965 O. K. Lakela 28308
USA Florida Hillsborough Co. 01 Oct 1963 O. K. Lakela 26515
USA Florida Hillsborough Co. 01 Sep 1963 O. K. Lakela 26245
USA Florida Palm Beach Co. 03 Feb 1972 M. Durako 50
USA Florida Hendry Co. 20 Mar 2006 T.J. Thomas s.n.
USA Florida Hernando Co. 03 Mar 1986 D. M. Krofta s.n.
USA Florida Miami-Dade Co. 01 Apr 1970 D. B. Dunn 16574
USA Florida Brevard Co. 21 Mar 2002 J. E. Tear 2096
USA Florida Sarasota Co. 07 Jun 1977 J. Brown 509
USA Florida Sarasota Co. 05 Feb 1976 C. Willen 2
USA Florida Walton Co. 24 Jun 1981 G. Wilhelm 9208
USA Florida Escambia Co. 21 Jun 1981 G. Wilhelm 9149
USA Florida Brevard Co. 23 Feb 1975 D. P. Cole 169
USA Florida Brevard Co. 23 Feb 1975 D. P. Cole 145
USA Florida Lake Co. 25 May 1974 M. Edmiston 14
USA Florida Brevard Co. 04 Jul 1994 Y. Taylor sp#1 Sheet 1 of 2.
USA Florida Brevard Co. 04 Jul 1994 Y. Taylor sp#1 Sheet 2 of 2.
USA Florida Okeechobee Co. 16 Apr 1961 B. Moore B-119 Sheet 2 of 2.
USA Florida Okeechobee Co. 16 Apr 1961 B. Moore B-119 Sheet 1 of 2.
USA Florida Highlands Co. 19 Feb 2003 A. Bishop HH0268
USA Florida Pasco Co. 03 Jan 2003 C. vanHoek WB0256
USA Florida Citrus Co. 22 May 2001 R. A. Hattaway FC0210
USA Florida Collier Co. 25 Jun 1990 J. Weber CS0076
USA Florida Manatee Co. 21 May 1994 S. Cole SF0239
USA Florida Hillsborough Co. 30 Apr 1994 S. Cole HR0020
USA Florida Collier Co. 20 Apr 2003 K. Relish FS0253
USA Florida Pinellas Co. 12 Mar 2002 C. vanHoek CI0059
USA Florida Sarasota Co. 17 Mar 1995 S. Cole OS0330
USA Florida Charlotte Co. 20 Mar 2000 S.W. Braem DP0205
USA Florida Manatee Co. 08 May 1997 C. Becker WC0153 Sheet 1 of 2.
USA Florida Manatee Co. 08 May 1997 C. Becker WC0153 Sheet 2 of 2.
USA Florida Hillsborough Co. 02 Jun 1999 J. Myers 392 Sheet 2 of 2.
USA Florida Hillsborough Co. 02 Jun 1999 J. Myers 392 Sheet 1 of 2.
USA Florida DeSoto Co. 22 Apr 2006 J. M. Kunzer 1624 Sheet 1 of 2.
USA Florida DeSoto Co. 22 Apr 2006 J. M. Kunzer 1624 Sheet 2 of 2.
USA Florida Flagler Co. 12 Aug 2004 J. M. Kunzer 640 Sheet 2 of 2.
USA Florida Flagler Co. 12 Aug 2004 J. M. Kunzer 640 Sheet 1 of 2.
USA Florida Clay Co. 13 Dec 2004 J. M. Kunzer 839
USA Florida Sarasota Co. 07 May 2007 A. R. Franck 100
USA Florida Suwannee Co. 12 Jun 2008 B. F. Hansen 13204 Sheet 1 of 2.
USA Florida Suwannee Co. 12 Jun 2008 B. F. Hansen 13204 Sheet 2 of 2.
USA Florida Pasco Co. 02 May 2003 E. M. Ferguson 80 Sheet 1 of 2.
USA Florida Pasco Co. 02 May 2003 E. M. Ferguson 80
USA Florida Polk Co. 15 Apr 2008 J. M. Kunzer 2381 Sheet 1 of 2.
USA Florida Polk Co. 15 Apr 2008 J. M. Kunzer 2381 Sheet 2 of 2.
USA Florida Dixie Co. 18 Sep 2008 B. F. Hansen 13313
USA Florida Calhoun Co. 13 May 2010 T. MacClendon 1013
USA Florida Lafayette Co. 18 Sep 2008 B. F. Hansen 13402
USA Florida DeSoto Co. 19 Aug 2010 A. R. Franck 2280
USA Florida Charlotte Co. 11 Sep 2010 A. R. Franck 2298
USA Florida Glades Co. 24 Mar 2011 A. R. Franck 2586
USA Florida Putnam Co. 24 Oct 2010 S. Myers 508
USA Florida Hendry Co. 03 Sep 2011 A. R. Franck 2748 Sheet 2 of 2.
USA Florida Hendry Co. 03 Sep 2011 A. R. Franck 2748 Sheet 1 of 2.
USA Florida Brevard Co. 13 Feb 2007 B. Page s.n. Sheet 1 of 2.
USA Florida Brevard Co. 13 Feb 2007 B. Page s.n. Sheet 2 of 2.
USA Florida Brevard Co. 04 May 2009 W. D. Longbottom 12615 Sheet 1 of 2.
USA Florida Brevard Co. 04 May 2009 W. D. Longbottom 12615 Sheet 2 of 2.
USA Florida St. Lucie Co. 21 Jul 2012 S. Myers 646
USA Florida St. Johns Co. 05 Oct 2012 S. Myers 729
USA Florida Seminole Co. 24 Aug 2012 D. H. Williams 3270
USA Florida Pinellas Co. 30 Jul 2012 D. Hilbert 122
USA Florida Wakulla Co. 21 Oct 2013 K. Loftin s.n.
USA Florida Brevard Co. 23 May 2013 R. Chicone 1019
USA Florida Hillsborough Co. 10 Apr 2014 R. Chicone 1265
USA Florida Hillsborough Co. 11 Mar 2014 R. Chicone 1221
USA Florida Sarasota Co. 28 Jul 2011 N. Cole MWSR0114
USA Florida Indian River Co. 01 Jun 2014 S. Myers 1314
USA Florida Hardee Co. 12 Dec 2014 R. E. O'Donovan 7
USA Florida Charlotte Co. 23 Mar 1931 M. Mulvania s.n.
USA Florida Lee Co. 04 Dec 1998 S.W. Braem GI0203
USA Florida Sarasota Co. 01 Apr 1935 J. B. McFarlin 10187
USA Alabama Mobile Co. 19 Apr 1975 D. Ledford 318
USA Alabama Mobile Co. 15 May 1954 D. Demaree 35254 Page 1 of 2.
USA Alabama Mobile Co. 15 May 1954 D. Demaree 35254
USA Mississippi Harrison Co. 29 Aug 1954 D. Demaree 36070
USA Mississippi Harrison Co. 29 Aug 1954 D. Demaree 36070
USA Mississippi Jackson Co. 21 Jul 1952 J. D. Ray, Jr. 2615
USA Mississippi Jackson Co. 12 Aug 1952 J. D. Ray, Jr. 3276
USA South Carolina Beaufort Co. 17 Sep 1967 S. W. Leonard 11512 Sheet 2 of 2.
USA South Carolina Beaufort Co. 17 Sep 1967 A. E. Radford 11512 Sheet 1 of 2.
USA Florida Polk Co. 03 Feb 2016 J. R. Campbell 131
USA Texas Nacogdoches Co. 27 Mar 1969 E. S. Nixon 1489 CULTIVATED.
USA Florida Polk Co. 01 May 1967 G. R. Cooley 11779 CULTIVATED.
USA Florida Lee Co. 26 Feb 1967 G. R. Cooley 11811 CULTIVATED.
USA Florida Lee Co. 26 Feb 1967 G. R. Cooley 11811 CULTIVATED.
USA Florida Pinellas Co. 23 May 1966 unknown s.n.
USA Florida Hamilton Co. 01 Jul 2016 S. Myers 1845
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