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Phoenix dactylifera

Phoenix dactylifera L.


Date Palm

KingdomPlantaePlants, but not fungi, lichens, or algae (from Stearn’s Botanical Latin)
SubkingdomTracheobiontaVascular plants—plants with a “circulatory system” for delivering water and nutrients
DivisionMagnoliophytaFlowering plants, also known as angiosperms
ClassLiliopsidaMonocots (plants with a single seed leaf); includes the lily family
SubclassArecidaePalm-like plants
GenusPhoenixA Greek name for the date palm, of uncertain meaning
SpeciesdactyliferaFingerlike, furnished with fingers

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Phoenix dactylifera description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 28 Feb 2011.

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Phoenix dactylifera (Date Palm)

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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