• Photo taken Locality: Greece, Crete, Rethymno, Preveli gorge
  • Photo taken by:
    Trichas, A.
  • Photo taken date:
    March 2013
Cretan Date Palm

Stands of Cretan Date Palm, Phoenix theophrasti, in Kourtaliotis river mouth, in Rethimnon district Greece. This is the second biggest world population of this palm tree. 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.