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Common name

English: Date Palm

German: Dattelpalmen

Portuguese: Tamareira


Kingdom: Plantae (2659)

  Phylum: Tracheophyta (2572)

    Class: Liliopsida (392)

      Order: Arecales (29)

        Family: Arecaceae (29)(family description)

          Genus: Phoenix (3)

            Epithet: dactylifera L. (1)

Synonyms: Palma dactylifera (L.) Mill., Phoenix chevalieri D.Rivera, S.Ríos & Obón, Phoenix iberica D.Rivera, S.Ríos & Obón

chevalieri => in honor of Auguste Jean Baptiste Chevalier (1873-1956), French botanist, taxonomist and explorer

dactylifera => finger(date)-bearing

iberica => refering to the Iberian peninsular or to Caucasian Iberia, corresponding roughly to the eastern and southern parts of present day Georgia


Climate: sub-tropical

Habit: tree

External links

Check for Phoenix dactylifera at

World Flora Online, GBIF or IPNI

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