Morphological Systematics of Date-Palm Diversity (Phoenix, Arecaceae) in Western Europe and Some Preliminary Molecular Results

@inproceedings{Rivera2008MorphologicalSO,
  title={Morphological Systematics of Date-Palm Diversity (Phoenix, Arecaceae) in Western Europe and Some Preliminary Molecular Results},
  author={D. Rivera and C. O. Castro and E. Carre{\~n}o and C. Inocencio and F. Alcaraz and S. R{\'i}os and L. V{\'a}zquez and E. Laguna and Comunidad Valenciana},
  year={2008}
}
In the Southeast of the Iberian Peninsula lies the largest traditional date-palm (Phoenix dactylifera) cultivation area, at the northern limit of this species in the western Mediterranean. Large palm groves extended traditionally around Elche, Orihuela, Albatera, and Abanilla with smaller groves scattered in wadis, ravines, or watered gardens from Almeria to Castellon. Around and within the city of Elche (Comunidad Valenciana) grow over 250,000 palm trees, belonging to different local cultivars… Expand
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