Palm tree with one sold trunk of 2m in height. Leaves of 6-7m in length. Branched inflorescence that emerges from between the leaves. Male flower are cream coloured and the female ones are yellow. Fruit of 3-9 cm in length, orange in colour and with meaty, sweet pulp.
DISTRIBUTION: Originally from North Africa and West Asia.
CURIOSITIES: Its fruit, the date, is very nutritious. Its sap produces a drink called Lagmi, much appreciated by oasis inhabitants.