A compound is contained by the drupe that is proven to reduce steadily the effects of prostrate cancer tumors.
Saw palmetto is normally a horizontal plant. It branches under the soil area or it operates just about over the surface. The leafy extremities of this branches have reached or simply just under the surface. It commonly types thickets that are low. In certain places it does occur in intricate systems of pretty much colonies that are continuous. Thickets can achieve a height of 9 10 feet.
Each leaf is fairly long, each petiole reaching 3 feet in length or maybe more. Leaf petioles have actually 2 sharply serrated, sawteeth like sides, hence the title for the plant. The leaf blades are palmate, with 30 or higher sections which fan out of the palman (undivided part of the leaf). The hastula (a protuberance regarding the petiole during the root of the blade) happens on both relative edges regarding the leaf blade and will not extend throughout the leaf blade. This really is a essential identifying attribute with this genus.
The plants are dioecious and appearance on branched stalks that protrude a comparable distance as that regarding the leaves. These plants are fragrant.
Fruit is a black colored or bluish black colored drupe that is variable in dimensions and form. Most commonly it is ellipsoid or oblong. Saw palmetto happens in a number of habitats. It is rich in both well drained and poorly drained pine flatwoods. (mehr …)