Sunday, November 01, 2015

Canary Island Palm

I was going to 'catch up' on blog posts today but there's been too much to do having arrived back in the small hours of the morning, so here's an iconic plant from the archipelago: the Canary Island Palm, Phoenix canariensis. This was a particularly impressive specimen in the dunes of Maspalomas on Gran Canaria. 
There are fourteen species in the genus and this one is widely planted as an ornamental.

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