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View USF Tampa Plant Record: Phoenix canariensis

Scientific Name Phoenix canariensis
Common Name Canary Island Date Palm
Family Arecaceae
Info "Phoenix canariensis is a species in the palm family Arecaceae, native to the Canary Islands. It is a relative of Phoenix dactylifera, the true date palm. It is a large solitary palm, 10ñ20(ñ40) m tall. The leaves are pinnate, 4ñ6 m long, with 80ñ100 leaflets on each side of the central rachis. The fruit is an oval, yellow to orange 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."
Found By "Douglas Franz, Angel Aquino"
Date Found 1/24/2013
Native Nonnative
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