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Canary Islands Date Palm - introduced (*Phoenix canariensis)
Family: Palmaceae (Palm family).
Native of the Canary Islands.
Occurrence: Widely planted as a street tree and in church grounds. It is an occasional weed.
- it is a stout palm tree.
- the leaves (the fronds) are 5-7m long, and divided into numerous narrow leaflets
- the leaflets form stout sharp spines near the base of the leaves.
Phoenix: it was introduced into Greece by the Phoenicians; canariensis: it is native to the Canary Islands.
Photos 1 - 3: Adult tree and two seedlings. Castlemaine.
4: Spiny leaflets at the base of a frond.