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Leaf: pinnately compound; petiole generally armed, bases persistent on trunk; leaflet margins folded upward, proximal leaflets occasionally reduced, spine-like.
Inflorescence: within crown, < leaves, flowers borne singly.
Flower: perianth ± yellow; sepals fused proximally; petals generally free; pistils 3.
Fruit: berry-like drupe, generally fleshy, sweet.
137 species: s Eur, Africa, s Asia, Philippines. (Greek: name for date palm, meaning uncertain)
Unabridged references: [McCurrach 1960 Palms of the World; Zona 2000 FNANM 22:110–111]
1. Trunk generally 1, massive, < 20 m, basal shoots 0; leaves ± 50–200, bright green, in broad, dense crown ..... P. canariensis
1' Trunks often several, slender, to 35 m, basal shoots present when young; leaves 20–40, ± gray-green, in ± open, sparse crown ..... [P. dactylifera]
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