African Plant Database


Phoenix caespitosa Chiov.
Family : ARECACEAE
Protologue : Fl. Somala 1: 317 (1929)
Information on the genus : Phoenix
 
 
Status
Status for TA : accepted (present)
 
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Stemless palm, clustering and forming extensive thickets; leaves to 3 m long; leaflets up to 50 on each side of rachis, inserted in 1-2 planes of orientation; fruits spheroid-ovoid, 10-16 mm long and 8-12 mm in diameter, deep orange to purplish brown when ripe.
Ecology : Grows in dry wadis, semi-desert bushland and rocky crevices up to 900 m in Somalia (Thulin, 1995) and up to 1950 m in Saudi Arabia (Collenette, 1985).
  It may be also present in the Arabian Peninsula
 
More info on :
see under Jstor_African Plant Initiative
see under The International Plant Name Index
 
Map
carte afrique num 33232
 
Record n°33232
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