||Phoenix humilis Royle
|English / Trade Name
||Hill Date Palm, Dwarf Date Palm, Miniature date, Loureiro's Date Palm, Mountain date palm
|Vernacular /Local Name
||Up to 900 m.
||Fruits 1.2-1.4 cm long, oblong, with thin pericarp, red-black when ripe.
||Dry miscellaneous forests, rocky slopes.
||Submontane to montane Himalaya, Garhwal to Arunachal Pradesh, S. India; Myanmar, China.
||Grey trunk ringed with leaf scars.
|Distribution in Haryana
||Alternate (leaves born singly along stem)
|Description of Species
||Evergreen, erect palms; stem to 5 m tall, densely covered with persistent leaf sheaths and apically spreading crown of leaves. Leaves up to 2 m long; leaflets opposite, folded, linear-lanceolate, tip apiculate, faintly nerved. Male flowers 3-4 mm long, creamy-white, in paniculate racemes, surrounded by spathes. Female flowers yellow-green, on long peduncled spadix. Fruits oblong, with thin pericarp, red-black when ripe.
||Leaves up to 2 m long; leaflets opposite, folded, linear-lanceolate, 15-30 x 1-1.5 cm, tip apiculate, faintly nerved.