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1. Phoenix canariensis Hort ex Chabaud, Prov. Agric. Hort. Ill. 19: 293. 1882.

Canary Island date palm, dattier des Canaries

Stems solitary, erect, to 15 m, diam. 55--70 cm. Fruits ripening from green through orange to reddish purple, ellipsoid, length 24--27 mm, diam. 10--12 mm.

Flowering throughout the year. Volunteer in waste places and disturbed areas; 0--1000 m; introduced; Calif., Fla.; Europe; Atlantic Islands (native, in the Canary Islands).

Phoenix canariensis is widely cultivated, especially in Florida and California. . E. McClintock (1993) reported that Tthis species is naturalized in the San Francisco Bay area, as well as in southern California (E. McClintock 1993).


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