Wednesday, April 21, 2010
Chamaerops humilis - Mediterranean Fan Palm
Chamaerops humilis: Chamaerops
, from Greek meaning 'dwarf bush;'
, from Latin meaning 'low' or 'small' -- for its low-growing habit, which is more dwarfish than most of its kindred.
Usually multi-trunked. Trunk is shaggy, similar to
Fan-shaped leaves. Petioles are armed.
Flowers yellowish to orange
Inflorescences of 6-8" clusters of flowers
Fruit is an orange to yellow drupe.
Shrubby form in youth.
This is the only palm native to Europe.
April 18, 2014 at 9:09 AM
What is the fruit ie; olives?
May 15, 2014 at 5:06 AM
can you eat fruit?
December 13, 2014 at 2:43 PM
Can the fruit be eaten? Thanks very much.
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