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Phoenix canariensis
Phoenix canariensis
Canary Date Palm
Photographer: Joseph Dougherty

ID: 0000 0000 0508 2377 (2008-05-30)

Copyright © 2008 Joseph Dougherty, M.D./

  • date of photo  2005
  • this photo depicts a plant that was cultivated or collected in the wild
  • photo location   Mission San Luis Rey
  • plant's place of origin   Canary Islands (Spain)
  • family Arecaceae
  • notes   for more info see Wikipedia: The Canary Island Date Palm (Phoenix canariensis) is a large palm native to the Canary Islands off the Atlantic coast of north Africa. It grows up to 20 m tall but usually does not reach 10 m, with a stout trunk 70-90 cm diameter. The leaves are pinnate, up to 6 m long, with 80-100 leaflets on each side of the central rachis. The fruit is an oval yellow to orange-brown drupe 2 cm long and 1 cm diameter and containing a single large seed; the fruit pulp is edible but too thin to be worth eating.
  • camera   Nikon
  • contributor's ID #  2005_05_03_JD_0163
  • photo category: Plant - tree

  • common names   Canary Date Palm (photographer)
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