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===Common Names:===
 
===Common Names:===
 
Dwarf Fan Palm,<br>
 
Dwarf Fan Palm,<br>
 
European Fan Palm,<br>
 
European Fan Palm,<br>
Mediterranean Fan Palm<br>
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Mediterranean Fan Palm
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===Distribution & Habitat:===
 
===Distribution & Habitat:===
Rocky headlands and low hills around the Mediterannean coast.
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Rocky headlands and low hills around the Mediterranean coast.
 
Its range extends from Africa's Atlas Mountains in Morocco to Spain
 
Its range extends from Africa's Atlas Mountains in Morocco to Spain
 
and France and eastward to Turkey
 
and France and eastward to Turkey
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A very variable species, usually clumping, however,
 
A very variable species, usually clumping, however,
 
also occasionally single trunked, to about 3m high. Small, palmate leaves,
 
also occasionally single trunked, to about 3m high. Small, palmate leaves,
to about 50cm across, at the end of a heavily spined peiole.
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to about 50cm across, at the end of a heavily spined petiole.
  
 
===Culture:===
 
===Culture:===
Prefers full sun in a very well drained position. Not suited to the true tropics, but will thrive in a sub-tropical climate with a good dry season.
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Prefers full sun in a very well drained position. Not suited to the true tropics,  
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but will thrive in a sub-tropical climate with a good dry season.
 
One of the most cold tolerant palm species, withstanding even heavy frosts,
 
One of the most cold tolerant palm species, withstanding even heavy frosts,
 
so it is very popular in Europe, and the USA.
 
so it is very popular in Europe, and the USA.
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[[File:Chamaerops_humilis02.jpg|left|frame|Figure 2. ''C. humilis'' leaf close-up.]]
[[File:Chamaerops_humilis04.jpg|left|frame|Figure 4. A very ancient ''C. humilis''in habitat, Morrocco.]]
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[[File:Chamaerops_humilis03.jpg|right|frame|Figure 3. ''C. humilis'' leaf close-up.]]
[[File:Chamaerops_humilis05.jpg|right|frame|near Huelva in southern Spain.]]
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[[File:Chamaerops_humilis04.jpg|left|frame|Figure 4. A very ancient ''C. humilis'' in habitat, Morrocco.]]
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[[File:Chamaerops_humilis05.jpg|right|frame|Figure 4. ''C. humilis'' near Huelva in southern Spain.]]
  
 
===Links: ===
 
===Links: ===
[[commons.wikimedia.orgwikiChamaerops_humilis" '''Wikipedia Images'''
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[[http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Chamaerops_humilis '''Wikipedia Images''']]
 
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===Contributed by: ===
 
===Contributed by: ===
 
Rolf Kyburz (Figure 1,2&3)<br>
 
Rolf Kyburz (Figure 1,2&3)<br>

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Figure 1. C. humilis

Contents

Common Names:

Dwarf Fan Palm,
European Fan Palm,
Mediterranean Fan Palm

Distribution & Habitat:

Rocky headlands and low hills around the Mediterranean coast. Its range extends from Africa's Atlas Mountains in Morocco to Spain and France and eastward to Turkey (see humilis in Sicily).

Description:

A very variable species, usually clumping, however, also occasionally single trunked, to about 3m high. Small, palmate leaves, to about 50cm across, at the end of a heavily spined petiole.

Culture:

Prefers full sun in a very well drained position. Not suited to the true tropics, but will thrive in a sub-tropical climate with a good dry season. One of the most cold tolerant palm species, withstanding even heavy frosts, so it is very popular in Europe, and the USA. Quite slow growing. A very good container plant.


Figure 2. C. humilis leaf close-up.
Figure 3. C. humilis leaf close-up.
Figure 4. A very ancient C. humilis in habitat, Morrocco.
Figure 4. C. humilis near Huelva in southern Spain.

Links:

[Wikipedia Images]

Contributed by:

Rolf Kyburz (Figure 1,2&3)
Antonius Verhoeven, Global Palms (Figure 4)
Dr. Stevens Heckscher (Figure 5)

External Links:

Kew, PalmWeb, JSTOR, Trebrown, Wikipedia Images

Google, Google Images, Flickr, PACSOA Forums, PalmTalk