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Phoenix dactylifera (Date palm, Real date palm)

Life > eukaryotes > Archaeoplastida > Chloroplastida > Charophyta > Streptophytina > Plantae (land plants) > Tracheophyta (vascular plants) > Euphyllophyta > Lignophyta (woody plants) > Spermatophyta (seed plants) > Angiospermae (flowering plants) > Monocotyledons > Order: Arecales > Family: Arecaceae > Genus: Phoenix

Date palms under cultivation at Klein Pella near the Gariep (Orange) River in the Northern Cape, South Africa. The dates shown here are all still unripe. [photos H.G. Robertson, Iziko ]