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Arecaceae

Arecaceae Bercht. & J.Presl - Palm Family

1. Phoenix dactylifera L.

(Palma dactylifera, Palma major, Phoenix atlantica, Phoenix atlantidis, Phoenix chevalieri, Phoenix excelsior, Phoenix iberica)

Common names: Date Palm, nakheel, nakhal

Extract from Wikipedia article: Phoenix dactylifera (date, or date palm) is a palm in the genus Phoenix, cultivated for its edible sweet fruit. Although its place of origin is unknown because of long cultivation, it probably originated from lands around Iraq . The species is widely cultivated and is reportedly naturalized in Australia, Spain, North Africa, the Canary Islands, Madeira, Cape Verde, the Sahel region of Africa, Mauritius, Réunion, Afghanistan, Pakistan, India, China (Fujian, Guangdong, Guangxi, Yunnan), Fiji, New Caledonia, the United States (California, Nevada, Florida), Puerto Rico, northern Mexico, El Salvador, the Leeward Islands, the Cayman Islands, and the Dominican Republic.

LinkBudget style rooftop accommodation with a date palm (Phoenix dactylifera) in background, view from Umm Wishah Street, Musheirib area. Doha, Qatar, April 27, 2013
LinkAlleyway separating residential units (sikka) with date palms (Phoenix dactylifera), near Sikkat Al Sakhaa, Musheirib area. Doha, Qatar, April 27, 2013
LinkFruits of date palm (Phoenix dactylifera) tied together by cord near Al Doha Al Jadeeda Street. Doha, Qatar, June 1, 2013
LinkDate palm (Phoenix dactylifera, local name nakheel) growing on a sand mound on a beach in the area of Al Hamala (Al Hamlah) Water Well near Umm Bab in south-western Qatar, March 3, 2014
LinkFruits of date palm (Phoenix dactylifera, local name nakheel) on Al Muhandiseen Street near West Bay. Doha, Qatar, May 6, 2014
LinkDate palm (Phoenix dactylifera, local name nakheel) with fruits on Al Muhandiseen Street near West Bay. Doha, Qatar, May 6, 2014
LinkDate palm (Phoenix dactylifera, local name nakheel) with fruits near Al Istiqlal Street near West Bay. Doha, Qatar, May 11, 2014
LinkGroup of date palms (Phoenix dactylifera, local name nakheel) on a beach in the area of Al Hamala (Al Hamlah) Water Well near Umm Bab in south-western Qatar, September 26, 2014
LinkDate palms (Phoenix dactylifera, local name nakheel) on a beach in the area of Al Hamala (Al Hamlah) Water Well near Umm Bab. South-western Qatar, November 7, 2014
LinkGrove of date palms (Phoenix dactylifera, local name nakheel) on a low sand mound on a beach in the area of Al Hamala (Al Hamlah) Water Well near Umm Bab. South-western Qatar, November 7, 2014
LinkDate palms (Phoenix dactylifera, local name nakheel) with seeds on a beach in the area of Al Hamala (Al Hamlah) Water Well near Umm Bab. South-western Qatar, November 7, 2014
LinkSeeds of date palms (Phoenix dactylifera, local name nakheel) on a beach in the area of Al Hamala (Al Hamlah) Water Well near Umm Bab. South-western Qatar, November 7, 2014
LinkDate palms (Phoenix dactylifera) on a beach in the area of Al Hamala (Al Hamlah) Water Well near Umm Bab. South-western Qatar, November 7, 2014
LinkDate palms (Phoenix dactylifera) with seeds on a beach in the area of Al Hamala (Al Hamlah) near Umm Bab in south-western Qatar, November 29, 2014
LinkDate palm (Phoenix dactylifera) in Aspire Park. Doha, Qatar, April 9, 2015
LinkGrove of date palms (Phoenix dactylifera, local name nakheel) on a beach in the area of Al Hamala (Al Hamlah) Water Well near Umm Bab in south-western Qatar, April 25, 2015
LinkTrunks of date palms (Phoenix dactylifera, local name nakheel) on a beach in the area of Al Hamala (Al Hamlah) Water Well near Umm Bab in south-western Qatar, April 25, 2015
LinkFallen fruits of date palm (Phoenix dactylifera) on the ground in a park at Al Markhiya Street near a corner with Onaiza. Doha, Qatar, May 2, 2015
LinkRipening fruits of date palm (Phoenix dactylifera), on Corniche promenade. Doha, Qatar, June 16, 2015
LinkDate palms (Phoenix dactylifera) on a beach in the area of Al Hamala (Al Hamlah) Water Well near Umm Bab. South-western Qatar, September 11, 2015
LinkDusty date palms (Phoenix dactylifera) on a beach in the area of Al Hamala (Al Hamlah) Water Well near Umm Bab. South-western Qatar, September 11, 2015
LinkFronds of a date palm (Phoenix dactylifera) on a beach in the area of Al Hamala (Al Hamlah) Water Well near Umm Bab. South-western Qatar, September 11, 2015
LinkGroup of date palms (Phoenix dactylifera) on a beach in the area of Al Hamala (Al Hamlah) Water Well near Umm Bab. South-western Qatar, September 11, 2015
LinkLeaves of a date palm (Phoenix dactylifera) on a beach in the area of Al Hamala (Al Hamlah) Water Well near Umm Bab. South-western Qatar, September 11, 2015
LinkDry fruits of date palms (Phoenix dactylifera) on the ground in the area of Al Hamala (Al Hamlah) Water Well near Umm Bab. South-western Qatar, September 11, 2015
LinkCluster of ten date palms (Phoenix dactylifera) in the area of Al Hamala (Al Hamlah) Water Well near Umm Bab. South-western Qatar, September 11, 2015
LinkRipe reddish fruits of date palm (Phoenix dactylifera) in the area of Al Hamala (Al Hamlah) Water Well near Umm Bab. South-western Qatar, September 11, 2015
LinkDry seeds of date palms (Phoenix dactylifera) on the ground in the area of Al Hamala (Al Hamlah) Water Well near Umm Bab. South-western Qatar, September 11, 2015
LinkDate palm plantation (Phoenix dactylifera) south-east from Abu Samra in area of Maszhabiya (Al Mashabiya). Southern Qatar, October 23, 2015
LinkDate palms (Phoenix dactylifera) in windblown sand near a beach in the area of Al Hamala (Al Hamlah) Water Well near Umm Bab. South-western Qatar, January 30, 2016
LinkDate palms (Phoenix dactylifera) covered by windblown sand near a beach in the area of Al Hamala (Al Hamlah) Water Well near Umm Bab. South-western Qatar, January 30, 2016
LinkYoung date palms (Phoenix dactylifera, local name nakeel) in abandoned gardens in area of Ras Laffan farms. North-eastern Qatar, February 19, 2016
LinkDate palms (Phoenix dactylifera, local name nakeel) in an abandoned garden in area of Ras Laffan farms. North-eastern Qatar, February 19, 2016

2. Washingtonia filifera (Rafarin) H.Wendl. ex de Bary

(Brahea dulcis, Brahea filamentosa, Brahea filifera, Livistona filamentosa, Neowashingtonia filamentosa, Neowashingtonia filifera, Pritchardia filamentosa, Pritchardia filifera, Washingtonia filamentosa)

Common names: desert fan palm

Extract from Wikipedia article: Washingtonia filifera, also known as desert fan palm, is a flowering plant in the palm family (Arecaceae), and native to the southwestern U.S. and Baja California. Growing to 15–20 m (49–66 ft) tall by 3–6 m (10–20 ft) broad, it is an evergreen monocot with a tree-like growth habit. It has a sturdy columnar trunk and waxy fan-shaped (palmate) leaves.

LinkDesert fan palm (Washingtonia filifera or may be robusta) in Aspire Park. Doha, Qatar, April 29, 2015
LinkFruits of Desert fan palm (Washingtonia filifera)(?) in Al Shamal City Park. Ruwais, Northern Qatar, August 22, 2015
LinkGreen fruits of Desert fan palm (Washingtonia filifera)(?) in Al Shamal City Park. Ruwais, Northern Qatar, August 22, 2015
LinkCluster of fruits of Desert fan palm (Washingtonia filifera)(?) taken from Al Shamal City Park. Ruwais, Northern Qatar, August 22, 2015
LinkDesert fan palm (Washingtonia filifera or may be robusta) in Aspire Park. Doha, Qatar, November 30, 2015
LinkLeaves of desert fan palm (Washingtonia filifera or may be robusta) in Aspire Park. Doha, Qatar, November 30, 2015
LinkTrunk of fan palm (Washingtonia filifera or may be robusta) in a park at Al Intisar Street near a corner with Onaiza. Doha, Qatar, December 1, 2015
LinkDesert fan palm (Washingtonia filifera or may be robusta) in a park at Al Intisar Street near a corner with Onaiza. Doha, Qatar, February 2, 2016
LinkUpper area of a trunk of desert fan palm (Washingtonia filifera or may be robusta) in a park at Al Intisar Street near a corner with Onaiza. Doha, Qatar, February 2, 2016
LinkBark pattern of desert fan palm (Washingtonia filifera or may be robusta) in a park at Al Intisar Street near a corner with Onaiza. Doha, Qatar, February 2, 2016

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