Chamaerops humilis

Saw palmetto

PHOTOS OF SAW PALMETTO

Chamaerops humilis

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

Chamaerops humilis L. (Saw palmetto)

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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