Phoenix dactylifera L.
|Kingdom||Plantae||Plants, but not fungi, lichens, or algae (from Stearn’s Botanical Latin)|
|Subkingdom||Tracheobionta||Vascular plants—plants with a “circulatory system” for delivering water and nutrients|
|Division||Magnoliophyta||Flowering plants, also known as angiosperms|
|Class||Liliopsida||Monocots (plants with a single seed leaf); includes the lily family|
|Genus||Phoenix||A Greek name for the date palm, of uncertain meaning|
|Species||dactylifera||Fingerlike, furnished with fingers|
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Phoenix dactylifera description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 28 Feb 2011.
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By Jean-Theodore Descourtilz, who worked for the National Museum of Rio de Janeiro. · 2/28/2011 · Susan and Raimond’s, Phoenix, AZ
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