Phoenix sylvestris

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Name and publication()

Phoenix sylvestris (L.) Roxb., Fl. ind. Ed. 1832. 3: 787 (1832).

Description()

Strips of the foliage of the Indian date or wild date palm are woven into flowers and fans of varying intricacy or bundled together into rolls, 7-10 cm long x ca. 2 cm wide.

Nativity and distribution()

Phoenix sylvestris is native to India and Nepal but cultivated elsewhere.

Family()

Arecaceae (alt. Palmae)

Synonymy()

Elate sylvestris L.