Phoenix robusta (Becc.) Hook.f.

 
  • Family : ARECACEAE
    (FAMILY of PALMS)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Arecaceae
  • Species : Phoenix robusta
  • Basionym : Phoenix humilis var. robusta Becc.
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Phoenix loureiroi var. pedunculata (Griff.) Govaerts
  • Common name : Dwarf Date Palm, Loureiro's Date Palm.
  • Key identification features : A tall palm. Stem stout, clothed and appearing tessellated by the small spirally arranged leaf sheaths; a few basal leaflets forming spines up to 9 cm long. Fruiting spadix about 60 cm long. Fruit is oblong-ellipsoid, brown.
  • Habit : Palm
  • Flower, Fruit : January-April
  • Comments : The leaves are made into mats. The fruit is edible.
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Distribution Locality : Visakhapatnam district (Andhra Pradesh State); Ganjam district (Odisha State)
  • World Distribution : Indian sub-continent
  • Literature : H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1996- Flora of Orissa Vol. 4; Pullaiah, T., 1997. Flora of Andhra Pradesh. Vol. 3.; Neginhal, S.G., Forest Trees of the Western Ghats includes Eastern Ghats and Deccan Plateau. 2011.
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Arun Singh R., Deepak Kumar, Raja K Swamy and Navendu Page (2016). Digital Flora of Eastern Ghats. http://easternghats.ces.iisc.ernet.in/plants.php?name=Phoenix robusta. Downloaded on 10 July 2020.

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