Chamaerops humilis   Mediterranean Fan-palm

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Chamaerops is a single species genus and member of the palm family (Arecaceae) which grows throughout the western Mediterranean region. There are no flowers or fruits to be seen on these specimens but the fan shaped leaves on small squat trunks make it identifiable from distance. There were many sites for this plant in the region of Southern Spain where these photos were taken.

Near layby in hills near Mojácar, Spain 19th March 2007

Added on 15th January 2007, updated 14th March 2010, updated 5th July 2014

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