Phoenix

SCIENTIFIC NAME: Phoenix
COMMON NAME(S): Date palms
SYNONYM(S):
FAMILY: ARECACEAE (PALMAE) - Palm family
ORIGIN: Asia, Africa, about 15 spp.
HABITAT: Cultivated landscapes
RANGE:
TYPE:
HEIGHT: 10-40'
CHARACTERISTICS: Leaf bases retained for many years
LEAVES: Alternate, feather-like, very large, the lower leaflets modified into sharp spines
FLOWERS: Small, white or yellow, borne in number on branched-flower stems; separate male and female plants
FLOWERING SEASON: Spring, summer
FRUITS: Oblong, fleshy, orange or black, 1-seeded

 

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