Wild Date Palm is the wild cousin of the better known Date Palm. It looks
the same in almost every way, but shorter height at maturity. It varies
from 4 to 8 m in height and 40 cm in diameter. The leaves are 3 m long,
gently recurved, on 1 m petioles with spines near the base. The leaf crown
grows to 10 m wide and 7.5-10 m tall containing up to 100 leaves. The
inflorescence grows to 1 metre with white, unisexual flowers forming to a
large, pendent infructescence. The single-seeded fruit ripens to a
purple-red colour, and is eaten in India.
Identification credit: Tabish
Photographed at Bassein fort, Maharashtra.
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