Palm tree

I'm not sure what type of palm tree this is. This is taken in Arizona. I think it is a canary island date palm.

  • It looks more like some type of date palm than pindo. Date palms are very common in Arizona. There are a large number of varieties of date palm.
    – Debbie M.
    Jan 22, 2016 at 19:46

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It looks like Phoenix canariensis to me, which is, indeed, commonly known as Canary Island Date Palm, although it doesn't produce dates - the one that does is Phoenix dactylifera. It does produce drupes, the flesh of which is edible, but thin and not worth eating.



I am pretty sure that's a sable Palm which has a lot of AKAs such as cabbage Palm.

Sabal palmetto is one scientific name and also like the common name has many taxonomic synonyms.

  • The fronds don't look to match Sabal palmetto.
    – Sparrow
    Aug 9, 2018 at 13:22

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