529.000 Chamaerops L.

Fayaz, F. (2011) Encyclopedia of Tropical Plants Firefly Books, New Zealand

Description of the genus

Palm clustering or solitary; covered in a dense mat of dark fibres and old leaf bases. Leaves palmate, semi-circular to circular; deeply segmented, green to greyish-green or silvery; petiole with strong forward facing spines. Inflorescence clusters, short, much-branched usually hidden behind the petiole. Flowers small cream to yellow. Fruit round, dark yellow to reddish-brown when ripe.

Worldwide: 1 species in W and C Mediterranean including N Africa.

Zimbabwe: 1 cultivated taxon.

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humilis L.

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External websites:

ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Chamaerops
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Chamaerops
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Chamaerops
Wikipedia: Chamaerops
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Chamaerops
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Chamaerops

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-23

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2023). Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated plants: genus page: Chamaerops.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/genus.php?genus_id=1671, retrieved 30 January 2023

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