by Bob Harms ()

Earliest Stages of 5-year S. minor ‘Saxophone’ Development

  1. Vestiges of plumular-radicular node; r, radicle; p, plumular sheaths.
  2. Eophyl, with root (r).
  3. Leaf.
  4. Leaf, with root (r).

This uppermost area of a young palm frequently is encountered above ground at the base of the plant as surrounding mulch/earth is lost.