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Dwarf palmetto leaves. Close-up of the leaves of a dwarf palmetto (Sabal minor). This fan palm is a native of the south-eastern United States. It has costapalmate leaves, halfway between pinnate leaves (small leaflets protruding from a central stalk) and fan-shaped leaves. It usually appears to be trunkless, as it has a subterranean trunk which grows downwards into the soil.
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