Chamaerops humilis

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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