Phoenix acaulis

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Dwarf Date Palm
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Monocots
(unranked): Commelinids
Order: Arecales
Family: Arecaceae
Genus: Phoenix
Species: P. acaulis
Binomial name
Phoenix acaulis

Phoenix acaulis (acaulis, Latin, trunkless) or Dwarf Date Palm / Stemless Date Palm is a species of flowering plant in the palm family, native to northern India, Bhutan and Nepal. Found in altitudes from 350 to 1500 m, P. acaulis grows in scrubland, savannas and in pine forests. Trunks in this species remain underground or, at most, grow to a few inches in height. Leaves are 1.5 m long, gray-green, with 25 cm, pinnately arranged leaflets on short, armed petioles.[1][2]


  1. ^ Riffle, Robert L. and Craft, Paul (2003) An Encyclopedia of Cultivated Palms. Portland: Timber Press. (page 400) ISBN 0-88192-558-6 / ISBN 978-0-88192-558-6
  2. ^ Roxburgh, William. 1819. Plants of the Coast of Coromandel 3: 69, t. 273

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