Phoenix loureiroi var. pedunculata

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Phoenix (FEH-niks)
loureiroi (loo-rare-OH-ee)
var. pedunculata
Sub-var. Kyber.
Scientific Classification
Genus: Phoenix (FEH-niks)
loureiroi (loo-rare-OH-ee)
var. pedunculata
Phoenix loureiroi var. humilis & sub-var.'s (Kashmir), (Khyber) & (Typica).
Native Continent
Habit: Solitary
Leaf type: Pinnate
Survivability index
Common names
Mountain Date Palm, (sub-var. Kashmir)-Kashmir Mountain Date Palm.

Habitat and Distribution

Assam, Bangladesh, East Himalaya, India, Nepal, and the West Himalayas.

Photo: Phoenix humilis var: typica, burnt by fire. Photo:

Phoenix loureiroi var. pedunculata: An extremely variable species with a widespread distribution ranging from India through China to the Philippines. This form originates from up to 1800 m (6000 ft.) in the Western Ghats, a chain of Mountains along the west coast of India, bordering the Arabian Sea. An attractive, small, suckering type, it features compact growth and intriguing bluish leaves. A very robust species that will thrive in temperate or tropical climates and will tolerate frosts, drought and neglect and still look great. Sub-var. Kashmir; This form is native to the Himalayas in northern Pakistan. It is an attractive, nonsuckering type and is found at altitudes of around 1500 m (5000 ft.) at the northern distribution limit for the species. A very robust species, it will thrive in a range of temperate climates and will tolerate moderate freezes. Sub-var. Kyber; This form is native to the foothills of the Hindu Kush in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, formerly known as the North-West Frontier Province in northeastern Pakistan, and next to the famous Khyber Pass to Afghanistan. Temperatures go well below freezing here in winter and summers are blasting hot, a different and much drier climate than this species is adapted to in the Himalayas." (



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Phonetic spelling of Latin names by edric.

Special thanks to Geoff Stein, (Palmbob) for his hundreds of photos.

Special thanks to, Dr. John Dransfield, Dr. Bill Baker & team, for their volumes of information and photos

Glossary of Palm Terms; Based on the glossary in Dransfield, J., N.W. Uhl, C.B. Asmussen-Lange, W.J. Baker, M.M. Harley & C.E. Lewis. 2008. Genera Palmarum - Evolution and Classification of the Palms. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. All images copyright of the artists and photographers (see images for credits).

Many Special Thanks to Ed Vaile for his long hours of tireless editing and numerous contributions.

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