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Electronic Flora of South Australia genus Fact Sheet

Family: Palmae
Phoenix

Citation: L., Sp. Pl. 1188 (1753).

Synonymy: Not Applicable

Common name: None

Description:
Trees with usually unbranched trunks covered with leaf bases, dioecious; leaves imparipinnately compound with numerous narrowly linear-lanceolate pinnae, some of the lower pinnae spine-tipped.

Panicle axillary, much-branched, with 1 spathe bract; flowers sessile, in the axils of bracts; outer pcrianth fused, 3-toothed or 3-lobed; stamens 3-9, on short filaments; cageIs 3, free; stigma terminal; male flower with or without an aborted ovary; female flower with 6 staminodes.

Drupe enclosed in the perianth, with a large seed; endocarp hard, with a longitudinal groove.

Distribution:  About 17 species in warm parts of the Old World.

Biology: No text

Author: Not yet available


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