Phoenix roebelinii

Phoenix roebelinii

Phoenix roebelinii

(Dwarf date palm)

FAMILY

Arecaceae

Species

Phoenix roebelinii

Common name

Dwarf date palm

Fruit colour; life form

Black; palm

Campus

Townsville

Description

A graceful solitary, pinnate palm with a short trunk, growing along the side of DA2.Lower leaflets are modified into spines. Fruits resemble small black dates and are edible.