Phoenix roebelenii

COMMON NAME

Pygmy Date Palm

TYPE

​Palm

FAMILY

​Arecaceae

NOTES

A small to medium-sized, slow-growing slender tree growing to 6 to 9 ft tall. The leaflets arranged in a single plane numbering around 100, slightly drooping, and grey-green in color with scurfy pubescence below.  The slender, often crooked trunk varies in diameter from 3–6 inches and is covered with distinctive peg-like leaf bases. Older specimens will have a large mass of aerial root initials at the base of the trunk.

GEOGRAPHIC REGION

China South-Central, Laos, and Vietnam

NATIVE HABITAT

Tropical forests.

WEB SOURCES

palmpedia.net

llifle.com



Phoenix roebelenii