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Canary Island date palm This solitary, majestic palm stands atop the highest peak within Newcastle city. I&#039;ve always wondered and marveled at its ability to cope with the ferocious winds that occasionally batter this part of the New South Wales coast at times. Such an exposed position. Also, if it self seeded or was planted there by someone.<br />
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Any advice re species would be gratefully received.  Arecaceae,Arecales,Australia,Canary Island date palm,Geotagged,Palm tree,Phoenix canariensis,autumn,botany,new south wales,perennial,plant Click/tap to enlarge Species introCountry intro

Canary Island date palm

This solitary, majestic palm stands atop the highest peak within Newcastle city. I've always wondered and marveled at its ability to cope with the ferocious winds that occasionally batter this part of the New South Wales coast at times. Such an exposed position. Also, if it self seeded or was planted there by someone.

Any advice re species would be gratefully received.

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  1. Phoenix canariensis is my guess. It's widely reported (hundreds of times) around this coast line. Posted one month ago
    1. Are you saying you have enough listings of this, do I delete the shot? Or shall I label the species? Posted one month ago
      1. Oh sorry no, not what I meant. I mean reported many times across different websites, as evidence that it's very likely that species.

        We never have enough listings, as long as we're not posting exact duplicates, every shot of a species is welcome. Not just welcome, it's supposed to happen. It makes the species record richer and more useful.
        Posted one month ago
        1. Ok Ferdy, thank you. I've since heard from a botanist friend up in Queensland and he confirms this is the correct ID :) Posted one month ago, modified one month ago

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''Phoenix canariensis'' is a species of flowering plant in the palm family Arecaceae, native to the Canary Islands. It is a relative of ''Phoenix dactylifera'', the true date palm. It is the natural symbol of the Canary Islands, together with the canary ''Serinus canaria''. Mature ''P. canariensis'' are often used in ornamental landscaping and are collected and transplanted to their new planting location. A Canary Island date palm with 10 m of trunk is approximately 60 years of age.

Similar species: Palms
Species identified by Ruth Spigelman
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By Ruth Spigelman

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Uploaded Jul 8, 2020. Captured Mar 7, 2018 10:01 in 5A Ordnance St, The Hill NSW 2300, Australia.
  • Canon EOS 60D
  • f/10.0
  • 1/166s
  • ISO100
  • 23mm