Phoenix roebelenii O’Brien, Gard. Chron. III, 6: 475 1889.;
Phoenix roebelenii, with common names of pygmy date palm or miniature date palm, is a species of date palm native to southeastern Asia, from southwestern China (Yunnan Province), northern Laos and northern Vietnam, (in Dien Bien Province, Ha Giang Province, Cao Bang Province, Lang Son Province). The name is sometimes mistakenly cited as roebelinii.
Phoenix roebelenii is a small to medium sized, slow-growing slender tree growing to 2–3 metres (6.6–9.8 ft) tall. The leaves are 60–120 cm (24–47 in) long, pinnate, with around 100 leaflets arranged in a single plane (unlike the related P. loureiroi where the leaflets are in two planes). Each leaflet is 15–25 cm (6–10 in)15-25 cm long and 1 cm broad, slightly drooping, and grey-green in colour with scurfy pubescence below.
The flowers are small, yellowish, produced on a 45 cm (18 in) inflorescence. The fruit is an edible 1 cm drupe resembling a small, thin-fleshed date.
Phoenix roebelenii, is a popular ornamental plant in gardens in tropical to warm temperate climate areas.
With a minimum temperature requirement of 10–16 °C (50–61 °F), in cooler areas it is grown under glass or as a houseplant. It needs little pruning to develop a strong structure, is resistant to pests, is tolerant to soil variation, and is moderately drought tolerant. The plant grows in partial shade to full sun, with the local climate determining where to plant.
(From Wikipedia on 24.1.14)
Tree For ID : Lalbagh,Bangalore : 221213 : AK-30 : Attachments (3). 6 posts by 3 authors.
A medium cultivated tree, seen at Lalbagh on 24/11/13.
Initially, I thought it was a date palm.
But it looks to be something else.
I think it is Phoenix roebelinii
I am adding two cropped pictures of fruits for a better view.
Arecaceae, Araceae, Zingiberaceae Fortnight 1-14 Aug 2014: Phoenix sp. for ID (Arecaceae) from Uttarakhand_DSR_21 : 7 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (3).
This Phoenix sp is planted as ornamental in Pantnagar, Uttarakhand.
Please suggest the ID
Can be Phoenix sylvestris.
Could it be Phoenix roebelenii ????
The details of two species can be found at –
Leaf size may be the easiest way, 4-5 m in sylvestris and 2-3 m in roebelinii. Another feature of the roebelinii is ‘tawny scurf’ indumentum of rachis.
Araceae, Arecaceae and Zingiberaceae Fortnight :: Arecaceae :: Phoenix roebelenii from Sagar Upvan :: ARKAUG-28 : 6 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (2).
Attached are pictures of Phoenix roebelenii captured at Sagar Upvan in February 2013.
Requested to please validate the ID.
Yes, seems OK
Araceae, Arecaceae and Zingiberaceae Month: Arecaceae- Phoenix for id from Kaithal:: NS Aug 39 : 4 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (4).
This low height palm is also cultivated in our gardens..
This one was recorded from Kaithal…
I hope this should be a sp. of Phoenix… please suggest proper id..
Yes, could be P. roebelinii
Adding more pictures of the whole tree taken last month.
Which palm ? Dypsis lutescens? : 4 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (7)
Location Nadia West Bengal