The Savannah palm (Sabal mauritiiformia) belongs to Arecaceae (the Palm family). It is a tall evergreen tree that is distributed from Mexico to Central America, Colombia, Venezuela and Trinidad. This tree grows in disturbed areas and pastures. It is a fan palm with solitary, slender stems, which is usually 15-20 m tall and 15-20 cm in diameter. Plants have about 10-25 leaves, each with 90-150 leaflets. The inflorescences, which are branched and longer than the leaves, bear pear-shaped to globose, black fruit. The fruit are about 1 cm in diameter.