Chamaerops L.

From the Greek chamai – on the ground, rhops – a bush.

A single species genus. For description see C. humilis.

Seeds germinate erratically over 5-15 months. Suckers can be transplanted.

1 species from southern Europe, northern Africa and Malta.

Source: Jones, D; Spencer, R. (2005). Arecaceae. In: Spencer, R.. Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 5. Flowering plants. Monocotyledons. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press.

kingdom Plantae
phylum   Tracheophyta
class    Magnoliopsida
superorder     Lilianae
order      Arecales
family       Arecaceae
Higher taxa
Subordinate taxa
species         Chamaerops humilis L.