Buccaneer Palm - Pseduophoenix sargentii
Found on the continent only in the Florida Keys, but also native to the West Indies, this is a small tree (25 feet) with a spreading crown and straight trunk. The bark is grayish-green and banded. The pinnate leaves can be nearly 10 feet long with many leaflets. The short leafstalks are channeled and lack spines. Small flowers are produced in long, branched clusters, and are yellowish with persisting petals. The fruits are as much as an inch in diameter and are dark orange when mature. The trees grow best where saltwater flows and are rare in the wild.