Genus – Phoenix

Phoenix pusilla , Family-Arecaceae , Common name-Indi, wild date palm, ඉඳි , Origin-Native , Habit-Shrub , Ecology-D ,Comment-Synonymously called P zeylanica and P. farinifera. Also found in South India., Reference-.


Phoenix sylvestris , Family-Arecaceae , Common name-Date, Rata Indi, ඉඳි, රට ඉඳි , Origin-Native , Habit-Small tree , Ecology-Planted ,Comment-Grows in india. Closely related to P. dactylifera which is cultivated in Middle East. Both species may be growing in Sri Lanka., Reference-Newton et al.:Phoenix in India, PALMS Vol. 57(1) 2013


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