Silver Date Palm
Sugar Date Palm
Distribution & Habitat:
Open forest and grassland in India.
A very tall, slender palm with recurving, plumose, glaucouse fronds. Very similar in appearance to P. canariensis , however much more slender, and faster growing. Typically has a swollen base, and retains the leaf bases on the trunk.
Sunny, moist, but well drained position. Drought, and frost tolerant, and a very fast grower.
Figure 1. P. sylvestris in Naples. Note the swollen base.
Figure 2. P. sylvestris
Contributed by: Angelo Porcelli (Figure 1) Miguel Basomba, Ornacom (Figure 2)
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