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Canary Islands Date Palm - introduced (*Phoenix canariensis)

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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.


Phoenix: it was introduced into Greece by the Phoenicians; canariensis: it is native to the Canary Islands.

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Photos 1 - 3: Adult tree and two seedlings. Castlemaine.
img44: Spiny leaflets at the base of a frond.