Canary Island Date Palm

Years ago Chris sent a scientific expedition to the Canary Islands to study the plant life there. While his team researched during the day, they partied with the locals by night, and learned that the native people of the Canary Islands believed they were the direct descendants of the inhabitants of the lost city of Atlantis.

As if to reinforce this legend, the Canary Islands have some of the most interesting and beautiful plant life in the world. The Canary Island Date Palm (Phoenix canariensis) is a classic example that has taken the world by storm. It’s now an iconic tree even in Melbourne, particularly in St Kilda and around Albert Park lake, and provides a distinctive art deco statement, fun 1950s tropical flair, or a chic modern impact in the garden.

If you want instant value and appeal, advanced Canary Island Date palms are an excellent statement. Used in pairs to frame a house, line driveways or as a single feature tree, their huge feather leaves waft airily in the wind and give a sense of paradise wherever they are seen. They are sometimes called Pineapple Palms, as their large “nut” and lush symmetrical crown give them a pineapple-like appearance.

Canary Island Date Palms frame Luna Park Melbourne

Their popularity is well founded, since it is one of the palms most tolerant of our cooler climate, and is very easy to grow. The Canary Island Date Palm will put up with practically criminal levels of neglect if simply placed in a position of full sun with well drained soil and adequate space. Once established, these are very long-lived trees, as can be seen in heritage locations around Melbourne.

How fast do Canary Island Date Palms Grow?

The growth rate of the Canary Island Palm is something of a mystery which we can hopefully shed some light on. The Canary Island Palm is generally listed as a slow growing plant, at 1ft per year. Some people will tell you these palms take 80 years to reach a majestic 18 metres tall (their potential full height). The truth is that Canary Island Date Palms are incredibly adaptable and will take advantage of the situation they are planted in. Given lots of water, they actually grow very rapidly. Not given much water, such as in an unirrigated spot in a park or on a street, and they will grow slowly.

Canary Island Date Palm roughly 15 years old

To illustrate this further, Chris explains that these palms often grow around oasis in the desert. He described a visit to Palm Springs in California, where he observed Date Palms whose roots had easy access to the spring as compared to those positioned further back. The size and growth rate difference was impressive. Chris says that Date Palms can reach their full height within 25 years as opposed to 80 years, given plenty of water. The benefit of this is that the growth rate can be somewhat controlled by the amount of water given to your Canary Island Date Palms. Purchasing an advanced Date Palm is still a very good investment to shave a few years off the time it takes to reach a mature size.

Canary Island Date Palms for Sale at our Melbourne Nursery

As mentioned, these are very popular palms in Melbourne. You’ll find many large homes in Brighton use Canary Island Date Palms as feature trees. The only key requirement is adequate space to accommodate the mature tree, which will grow to around 15 metres tall with a head that is up to 8 metres wide. While you wait for your palm to reach this majestic height, the bed around it can be filled with other plants until it needs the space.

Shane Warne’s Former Mansion with Canary Island Date Palm feature tree.

Another Brighton Home with Canary Island Date Palm feature tree.

Canary Island Date Palm around 10 years old.

Mid size Canary Island Date Palm.

Canary Island Date Palm Avenue overlooking Perth city.

A Melbourne Beach House with a Palm feature tree.

Canary Island Date Palm

Phoenix canariensis

Massive and magnificent, the Canary Island date palm rules the landscape with its aristocratic size and beauty.

The palm’s huge crown of stiff leaves over a thick trunk is best suited for more formal and spacious landscapes.

This palm sets off a larger, elegant home – especially nice accenting one with Mediterranean-style architecture.

People often call this palm tree “Pineapple Palm.”

The base has a fat, pineapple-like shape and a crusty leaf scar pattern, more noticeable while the palm is young.

Ferns often germinate in the “pineapple” part as the trunk forms, adding to the ornamental look.

Plant specs

This is a slow grower to 40 feet. Give it plenty of room since the wide-spreading fronds stay low to the ground for many years as the trunk slowly forms.

In spite of its tropical look, a Canary Island date is one of the best cold hardy palms – fine anywhere in Zone 9 and southward.

This palm is moderately salt-tolerant and needs a full sun location. It produces ornamental fruits resembling dates in spring and early summer (they’re edible but not very tasty).

The dreaded palm weevil

Canary Island date palms can be susceptible to palm weevils that invade the heart of the palm and kill it.

BUT – this only happens to stressed palms.

Palm weevils are beetles that lay larva (eggs) on decaying matter…they don’t attack healthy trees. So if your palm is attacked, it was already sick.

Plant care

Add top soil or organic peat to the hole when you plant.

Fertilize in spring, summer and fall with a granular palm fertilizer with micronutrients.

This palm can be prone to potassium deficiency – which causes yellowed fronds – but you can apply a fertilizer that’s high in potassium to keep it green.

This palm is not self-cleaning, so you’ll need to remove browned fronds. But with its slow rate of growth this won’t be a regular chore.

Avoid removing horizontal fronds or those above.

Though this palm is drought tolerant once established, make sure it gets watered during dry spells.

Plant spacing

This is one VERY BIG palm…you must plan for the palm’s eventual massive size. Best to plant well away from the house (at least 10 feet).

If planting more than one, space 10 to 15 feet apart.

Canary’s are too big for containers.

Landscape uses for Canary Island date palm

  • anchor for a large bed
  • single yard specimen
  • flanking a large formal gate and/or driveway entrance

A.K.A. (also known as): Pineapple palm

GOOD SNOWBIRD PLANT? YES

COMPANION PLANT SUGGESTIONS: Dwarf bougainvillea, carissa, cycads like cardboard palm, Panama rose, Knock Out rose, and other sun-loving plants that like it on the dry side.

Other palms you might like: Sylvester Palm, Ribbon Fan Palm

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Scientific name
Phoenix canariensis H. Wildpret
Pronunciation
FEE-nicks kan-air-ee-EN-sis
Common names
Canary Island Date palm, Palmera canaria (Canary Islands), Pineapple Palm
Synonyms
P. canariensis var. porphyrococca Vasc. & Franco; P. cycadifolia Regel; P. erecta hort. ex Sauv.; P. jubae (Webb & Berthel.) Webb ex Christ; P. macrocarpa hort. ex Sauv.; P. tenuis Verschaff.; P. vigieri Naudin
Relative
P. dactylifera
Family
Arecacea/Palmae
Origin
P. canariensis is native to the Canary Islands which are located in the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of northeast Africa
USDA hardiness zones
9A–11 2
Uses
Edible fruit; tree has outstanding ornamental features
Height
40-60 ft (12-20 m) slow growing reaching 10 ft (3 m) in 15 years
Spread
Frond spread of 20-40 ft (6-12 m)
Crown
Healthy specimens should have full, round canopies with 130–150 leaves 2
Plant habit
The massive trunk supports a huge crown of over 50 huge arching pinnate leaves that may reach 18 ft (46 cm) long
Growth rate
Slow; in South Florida, produces about 50 leaves per year 2
Trunk/bark/branches
Two to three feet diameter trunk is covered with interesting diamond designs that mark the point of attachment of the leaves
Pruning requirement
In South Florida, this species produces about 50 leaves per year, and when dead are removed manually
Leaves
Pinnate feather-like fronds; arching at top; 15-20 ft (4.5-6 m) long; green; long-lived; toothed petioles; deep green shading to a yellow stem where the leaflets are replaced by vicious spines
Flowers
Inconspicuous white flowers on orange stalks which are about 3 ft (1 m) in length; male and female flowers are borne on separate trees
Fruit
Color orange; up to 1-1.5 in. (2.5-3.8 cm) long; ovoid drupe and edible, though not particularly tasty 2
Light requirement
Full sun, will tolerate part shade
Soil tolerances
Grown on a wide range of soil types; primary requirement being good drainage
Drought tolerance
Tolerant 2
Aerosol salt tolerance
Moderate 2
Soil salt tolerance
Moderately tolerant of salt spray
Cold tolerance
Damaged at 20° F (-7 °C); frond damage is unattractive; slow to recover
Invasive potential
Little, if any at this time
Pest resistance
Highly susceptible to palmetto weevils and to a number of diseases, most of which are lethal
Reading Material
Pheonix canariensis: Canary Island Date Palm, University of Florida pdf 6 pages
Origin
Native to the Canary Islands 2
Description
Massive and imposing, the Canary Island date palm is the center of attention wherever it is planted. These stately palms are popular landscape items in near frost-free climates around the world. They are grown throughout Florida and all along the Gulf of Mexico coastline. They are planted in warm areas of the western U.S. including Arizona, California and Las Vegas, Nevada. Widely used on the French Riviera, this palm provides a distinctive look to the Mediterranean resorts. 1
Varieties
Will hybridize readily with other Phoenix species.
Propagation
Fresh seeds germinate in 2–3 months under high temperatures(85°F –95°F) and uniform moisture.
Pruning
Leaves are not self-cleaning and must be manually removed when dead, but the leaf bases eventually rot off, leaving an attractive diamond-shaped pattern of leaf scars on the 2- to 3-foot-diameter trunk. 2
Fertilizing
Canary Island Date palms in the Southeast should be fertilized three times per year (four times in South Florida) with an 8-2-12-4 Mg plus micronutrients palm fertilizer that has 100% of its nitrogen, K, and Mg in controlled-release form and its micronutrients, such as iron and manganese, in water-soluble sulfate or chelated (iron only) form. Canary Island date palms are highly susceptible to K and magnesium (Mg) deficiencies under landscape conditions. 2
Note
In areas of high rainfall, like Florida, these palms are often seen with ferns growing from among the old leaf stems. Decomposing leaf litter and other fibrous matter collect there creating an absorbent compost that sword ferns love, forming a hanging garden just below the palm’s canopy. 1
Pests
They are susceptible to the Palmetto Weevils (Rhynchophorus cruentatus), University of Florida pdf 6 pages and smaller Silky Cane Weevil (Metamasius hemipterus), University of Florida pdf 5 pages
Diseases
These palm trees are susceptible to a number of diseases, most of which are lethal but one disease that is mostly cosmetic in its effect is Graphiola leaf spot, commonly known as “false smut.”
Fusarium Wilt of Canary Island Date Palm, University of Florida pdf 6 pages
Ganoderma Butt Rot, University of Florida pdf 5 pages
Thielaviopsis Trunk Rot, University of Florida pdf
Lethal Yellowing (LY) of Palm, University of Florida pdf 8 pages and
Texas Phoenix Palm Decline (TPPD), University of Florida pdf 6 pages
Graphiola Leaf Spot (False Smut) of Palm, University of Florida pdf
Food Uses
Fruit have been eaten by humans in times of need. Sap is still extensiverly extracted in La Gomera (Canaries) to produce “Miel de Palma”, which is the condensed sap that tastes somewhat like maple syrup. 3
Other Uses
This is NOT a good palm tree for residences unless you have a really BIG yard – or a Mediterranean style mansion (which they decorate very nicely!) The huge bulk of the Canary Island palm dwarfs most houses. 1
General
In areas of high rainfall, like Florida, these palms are often seen with ferns growing from among the old leaf stems. Decomposing leaf litter and other fibrous matter collect there creating an absorbent compost that sword ferns love, forming a hanging garden just below the palm’s canopy. 1
Further Reading
Identifying Commonly Cultivated Palms ext. link
A review of the nomenclature and typification of the Canary Islands endemic palm, Phoenix canariensis (Arecaceae) pdf 8 pages
List of Growers and Vendors

How to Grow and Care for the Canary Island Date Palm Tree in Containers

Intro: Canary Island palm trees grow large, up to 60 feet tall with the top foliage spanning 40 feet. But because it is a slow-grower, you can purchase one of these palm trees for several dollars at your local garden shop and grow it for many years in a plant container in your balcony garden. Once it starts getting too large, donate it or sell it to someone who would like to plant it in a yard. Even when young, the Canary Island date palm tree’s leaves spread up and out and take up a lot of space. A Canary Island date palm should be the center of attention on a large balcony without many other container plants. It adds great height to a balcony garden without shading much of the area below it.

Scientific Name: Phoenix canariensis

Plant Type: Tree

Light: The Canary Island date palm tree requires full sun.

Water: When the Canary Island date palm is young, especially during the first season that you have it, water it thoroughly once a week to establish good roots. After the palm tree is established, you can water it less, as this palm tree is suitable for drier areas.

Fertilizer: Fertilize your Canary Island date palm in the spring before new growth appears.

Temperature: The Canary Island date palm can tolerate freezing temperatures and snow, but it probably does not fit garden themes in areas where it gets that cold. These palm trees are more appropriate for tropical and warmer areas, such as Florida and southern California.

Pests and Diseases: The Canary Island date palm generally does not have disease or insect pest problems.

Propagation: The Canary Island date palm is propagated almost exclusively by seed. While you are growing this tree in a plant container, it is not mature, so it will not flower and produce seeds. If you can find an adult bearing fruit, find seeds inside of the fruits.

Misc. Info: The Canary Island date palm’s fronds are hard and sharp, and can be irritating when trying to work in a small balcony container garden. These trees are best for apartment gardeners who want several low-maintenance container plants and who will not be working outside in the garden often.

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Phoenix canariensis

Phoenix canariensis is a large palm plant which produces orange and yellow fruit. A relative of the well-known date palm, this plant can reach heights of between 10 and 20 metres. Although not the most hardy of plants, it can be grown outdoors in mild, temperate locations.

Description
Phoenix canariensis is often referred to as the Canary Island date palm. It is grown in large containers and has a thick trunk, with deep-green, leathery leaves. As the plant matures, it will produce bowl-shaped, cream flowers which are then followed by the fruit.

Habitat
The phoenix canariensis is native to the Canary Islands and so thrives in warmer climates. To ensure its survival in milder conditions, you should keep it in an environment where the temperature does not drop below 10 degrees Celsius. Exposure to frost will quickly kill this plant.

Availability
It can be purchased at any time of the year. However, for those of who want to buy the plant when it is in bloom with flowers or fruit, mid to late summer is the best period.

Species
Phoenix is the genus and canariensis is the species. It is one of the fourteen known species of palm plants from the Canary Islands. This particular variety is one of the most popular choices for use as both an indoor and outdoor plant.

Care Tips
The phoenix canariensis should be watered infrequently, at approximately four or five week intervals. When watering, use enough water to drain the soil. If it is kept outdoors, it will require even less watering as the rain will usually provide sufficient moisture.

Did You Know?
In its native land, the Canary Islands, the sap which this palm produces is used in the manufacture of palm syrup.

Medjool Date Palm

Planting an Edible Date Medjool Date Palm in Florida

All true edible date Medjool date palm trees, are desert plants, originally from the Middle East. They don’t grow naturally in areas that receive lots of rain each year, most of it during the six warmest months, with the water-table at two to six feet. Where they are native, dates get 20 to 40 inches of rain per year, which falls in the Winter, and Summers are hot and dry, with low humidity. In such a climate the environment favors the palms over the disease-causing organisms. In our climate, the environment favors the disease-causing organisms, not desert palms. They do well in California, especially in the deserts, where it rains a lot less than it does in Florida or the South East U.S. It is extremely rare to find dates (the fruit) produced in Florida which are edible. Failure to fruit or ripen fruit is an indication of a plant that is not being adapted to it’s growing area.

All Date Palm Trees grown by Hardy Palm Tree Farm are grown from seed in Florida. Most Medjool Date Palm Trees sold in Florida come from California fruit producers that are selling off the older, less productive cultivars to make room for newer, better fruiting cultivars.

CHOOSE THE BETTER CULTIVARS.
Though no edible date palms are well adapted to South Florida, some can do well in north Florida and the South East US if planted correctly. It is best to choose cultivars reported to be more tolerant of humidity and rain. Julia Morton, in her book Fruits of warm climates , recommends the following:
a.) The cultivars most tolerant of humidity and rain: “Halaway”, “Khadrawy”, and “Kaktoom”.
b.) The cultivar “Medjool” is intermediate in its tolerance of humidity and rain.
c.) Hardy Farms does not sell “Zahdi”, “Deglet Noor” cultivars which are not at all tolerant of humidity and rain, therefore are not good candidates for growing well in Florida.
After choosing the best palms, these recommendations should help you succeed.

INSTALLATION AND MAINTENANCE.
1. Plant them high. Raise the bed, and be sure that no water stands around the roots or in the bottom of the hole. If there’s water in the planting hole, it’s not a suitable site for a date.
2. Plant them in sand, not muck, not marl. It must drain well.
3. Maintain an area around the tree weed-free and flower-free. Don’t plant anything around them, especially not turf. For sure, nothing that needs to be watered.
4. Water them during a respectable establishment period (a few months), then almost never again.
5. Keep a very close eye on them. At the first sign of trouble get a diagnosis and treat the problem. There are many problems for which there are no treatments available, but treat anything you can treat, and do so promptly.
6. Be very attentive to the nutritional needs of your palm. Florida soils are nutrient-poor and typically have a pH above 8.0. Use a “palm special” fertilizer formulation, and apply 1.5 lbs./100 square feet four times per year, during the warm months. And keep an eye out for deficiency symptoms, especially potassium and the trace elements.
7. If you lose a date palm, it would be best not to put another one in that spot. If you must put another one there, first remove as much soil as you can, and replace it with clean sand.
8. Avoid planting in pairs (one may die and spoil the design).

Min.Temp. 19 F / -7.2 C
USDA Zone 8b
EGF Zone H4

For more information on the purchase of a Medjool Palm Tree, feel free to give us a call at the farm and we’d be happy to help. Don’t forget we do offer delivery and installation services throughout the State of Florida. Hardy Palm Trees is family owned and operated, located in Plant City, Florida. or checkout securely right here on our website. Thank you for your interest!

Date Palm

Phoenix dactylifera

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Resort Style Date Palms are the ultimate in palms for your landscape design! There are many good reasons why Date Palms are found at most upscale resorts and shopping centers…they look absolutely fantastic, they’re extremely hardy to cold, heat and drought and they provide a cool umbrella of shade. For formal plantings, place Resort Style Date Palms in rows of same height specimens. For semi-formal or natural effect, plant in groups of 3 or 5 of varying height.

Resort Style Date Palms provide excellent shade, with practically no litter, enhancing the tropical appeal of the area, especially around pools. We have a wide variety of sizes of Resort Style Date Palms available at our farms and can mix or match heights for any size job, delivered and planted straight to your location. Have one of our designers out to see how Resort Style Date Palms can increase both the curb appeal and value of your home or business… Resort Style Date Palms are always worth the investment!

Clean tools when pruning Canary Island date palms Woody galls occasionally appear on oleander due to an infection by a bacterium. COURTESY

Q: I had a mature Canary Island palm in my back yard for about 10 years. This summer it became infected and died. I have a monthly service with a landscaping company, and their best efforts to keep it alive were to no avail. Do you suggest I plant another one or buy a different type of palm? It was in the center of our yard and served as a focal point to our landscaping.

A: Finding why the palm became sick will determine if you can replant in the same hole. In California, this palm is susceptible to a disease called Fusarium that can contaminate the soil in the planting hole and prevent you from planting a new one in that spot. To my knowledge, this disease has not been reported on this palm in Southern Nevada, but your description fits.

Older or lower leaves sometimes die before the newest leaves in the center begin to turn brown and die. In some cases, leaves or fronds in the center of the canopy may die while the lower leaves appear healthy. And in even other cases, leaves on one side of the palm may brown while the other side remains green.

Often, leaf fronds turn yellow before dying, so it’s possible to confuse it with the chlorosis, such as iron chlorosis, or other micronutrients, such as manganese. The yellowing leaves may be confused with over watering symptoms. Infected palms frequently die in a couple of months or in some more rare cases die a slow death over several seasons.

This disease can be spread on pruning tools such as chainsaws, so it is important that these tools be cleaned properly between trees and between cuts if the tree is suspected of having this disease.

Another point of entry for this disease is through the roots. If soils around this palm tree are kept excessively wet by watering daily or the soil does not drain very well, this could increase the chances of this disease.

This disease can sit in the soil and remain active for 20 years or more so I would not recommend planting another Canary Island date palm in that same hole. You would select plants that are more tolerant to this disease when planting in this area.

You should also amend the soil for better drainage and make sure the planting hole drains properly before putting another plant in the same or near the same hole.

Q: I’m sending two pictures of some scaly growth, like woody galls, on the tips of my oleander branches. There is also galling taking place on the branches and leaves. My oleanders are the only ones infected. How do I correct this problem? Will it kill the plants?

A: These woody galls on branches and leaves are called oleander gall in Arizona, oleander knot in California and bacterial gall in Texas. These are woody galls that appear occasionally on oleander due to an infection by a bacterium. It is nothing to get overly concerned about and will not kill the plant.

This particular disease is spread from plant to plant on pruning tools. It can also be spread during wet, windy weather just after pruning. Avoid irrigating oleander with overhead sprinklers. Drip irrigation or bubblers would be a better choice.

Even though it’s a bacterial disease, you can use chemicals such as copper fungicides to help reduce the infection, but they are not necessary. Most of this can be handled with proper pruning.

Make sure all pruning equipment is sanitized. In this particular case, you should clean pruning tools between cuts and between plants to keep from spreading this disease on pruning tools.

I would use a 10 percent bleach solution applied to pruning blades or pruning saw with a spray bottle. Make sure you oil all pruning tools and blades when finished or the bleach will rust them.

Plants that have a few of these galls present can be pruned and the galls removed. Prune 6 to 10 inches below the galls and sanitize your pruning equipment before each new cut.

If a plant is severely infested with oleander gall, I would cut it to the ground this winter and let it regrow from the base.

Fertilize the plants with a high nitrogen and high phosphorus fertilizer in January and give them a large volume of water each time you irrigate.

Q: You recommended that to grow a persimmon tree in our area, the soil needs to be amended. What is amended soil? Do you a technique you recommend to amend the Las Vegas soil?

A: Soil is amended by mixing it with something that improves the existing soil in some way. There are a number of amendments available, but I prefer compost for most garden soils and fruit trees.

Compost improves the desert soil chemistry, soil structure and its biological activity. Compost opens the soil improving drainage and aeration as well. Our desert soils have very tiny pore spaces between soil minerals. Larger pore spaces are important for roots to stay healthy. Roots need about an equal mixture of water and air between soil particles.

Compost improves soil chemistry by reducing the alkalinity of desert soils and helps chemicals required by the plant to become more available to them.

I recommend that existing desert soil be removed from a future planting hole and this soil mixed about half and half with compost. Once the large rocks are removed, this amended soil is used to fill the spaces around plant roots when planting.

Organic soil amendments, such as compost, disappear in the soil over time so they must be replenished. Replenish soil amendments by adding a 1-inch layer of compost to the top of the soil every year. Compost slowly “dissolves” back into the soil, keeping the soil amended.

Q: I read about air pruning the roots of potted plants using either fabric pots or drilling holes in pots and lining with landscape fabric. Supposedly, air pruning keeps the roots in “check” so that they do not outgrow the pot. The idea sounds logical, but with our extreme heat and hot winds, could this work in Las Vegas?

A: Air pruning is allowing the roots of plants to be exposed to the air and die. It is normally used in greenhouse production with potted plants. It can be used for plants growing in containers as well. It is popular where other types of root pruning may not be practical.

If plants grown in containers are allowed to rest on soil or gravel, the roots of these plants can grow out of the holes on the bottom or sides of the container and into the wet soil beneath it. Once the roots leave the container and grow into the soil, the tops of these plants typically have big growth spurts.

In the past, if these pots or containers were given a quarter turn twist, this would sever young roots and prevent them from getting anchored in the soil beneath them. This is an older method of root pruning.

Another older form of root pruning was using chemicals such as copper sulfate applied to the surface of the soil or gravel just under the pots or containers. The concentration of copper would kill the roots of plants growing into it but would hurt the tops of the plant.

Air pruning is another form of root pruning where the bottoms of containers are pots suspended in open air. Roots exposed to the open -air will die without moisture. As roots leave the container through drainage holes, the roots die and become “root pruned” by the air.

This would work in our climate as well. However, in our hot desert climate I worry a bit about pots or containers left in full sunlight. The soils in these containers can heat up quickly and the roots “roasted” on the side of the container facing the sun.

If pots or containers that you are using for root pruning are in full sun, make sure they are white or shiny and reflect as much sun as possible. It would be best if they were shaded. Water the plants in the containers just before the heat of the day.

— Bob Morris is a horticulture expert living in Las Vegas and professor emeritus for the University of Nevada. Visit his blog at xtremehorticulture.blogspot.com. Send questions to [email protected]

Phoenix

Statistics

The Plant List includes 53 scientific plant names of species rank for the genus Phoenix. Of these 14 are accepted species names.

The Plant List includes a further 26 scientific plant names of infraspecific rank for the genus Phoenix. We do not intend The Plant List to be complete for names of infraspecific rank. These are primarily included because names of species rank are synonyms of accepted infraspecific names.

Species names

The status of the 53 species names for the genus Phoenix recorded in The Plant List, are as follows:

Status Total
Accepted 14 26.4%
Synonym 37 69.8%
Unplaced 0 0%
Unassessed 2 3.8%

All names

The status of the 79 names (including infraspecific names) for the genus Phoenix recorded in The Plant List, are as follows:

Status Total
Accepted 15 19.0%
Synonym 62 78.5%
Unplaced 0 0%
Unassessed 2 2.5%

Of the species names,

  • 7 are recorded as invalid
  • 3 are recorded as illegitimate

The confidence with which the status of the 53 species names recorded in The Plant List for the genus Phoenix, are assigned as follows:

Confidence level Accepted Synonym Unplaced Unassessed Total
High confidence 14 36 0 0 50 94.3%
Medium confidence 0 0 0 0 0 0%
Low confidence 0 1 0 2 3 5.7%

The source of the species name records found in The Plant List for the genus Phoenix is as follows:

Source of record Accepted Synonym Unplaced Unassessed Misapplied Total
WCSP 14 37 0 2 0 53 100%

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