Canary Island palm

Phoenix canariensis (Real Jardín Botánico)

This specimen has the typical characteristics of this majestic, imposing palm tree species, which can reach up to eighteen metres in height. Its trunk is thick, with fibrous bark, dark and marked by the polygonal scars left by its leaves when they fall. The crown is leafy and formed of a large number of pinnate, deep green leaves with short, spiny petioles. This specimen has reached a height of ten metres with a crown diameter of six and a trunk perimeter of one metre sixty centimetres. It is estimated to be approximately one hundred years old.

Canary Island palm photograph

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