• Photo taken Locality: Greece, Crete, Lasithi, Vai
  • Photo taken by:
    Trichas, A.
  • Photo taken date:
    March 2013
Cretan Date Palm

Photo of Cretan Date Palm, Phoenix theophrastii with fruits in Vai forest in Crete Greece. This is a palm native to the eastern Mediterranean, with its biggest distribution in the island of Crete, and smaller populations in Turkish coasts and a few Greek islands. It is a multi branched, palm, has prickly lower leaflets and its dates are not edible.