Chamaerops humilis (Mediterranean dwarf palm)

Saw palmetto


Chamaerops humilis

General aspect of saw palmetto with the fruits (Chamaerops humilis)

Chamaerops humilis L. (European fan palm or Mediterranean dwarf palm)

Perennial tree of the Palm family – palmaceae – up to 6 m. Erect stems, greyish. full of fibre. Hand-shaped leaves, formed by till 15 folded pieces, with thorny stalk. Yellow flowers. Spherical or ovoid fruits, yellow-red, till 1,5 cm in diameter, edible (dates) In Mediterranean dry and rocky places.

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10 March, 2021

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