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Wild Date Plum (Phoenix sylvestris)

Common Name Latin Name Plant Family
Wild Date Plum
Phoenix sylvestris

None known

  • Medicinal Use

    None known

  • Edible Use

    Fruit. Of a very inferior character[2].

    Sap – it can be concentrated into a syrup or fermented into alcohol[2]. One of the main sources of sugar in Bengal[2]. The sap is obtained from the unopened inflorescence[171]. The tip of this is cut off and the sap then flows from this cut. The flow can be up to 5 litres a day for several months, it contains about 14% sugar[171]. See also [1].

  • Cautionary Notes

    None known

Cultivation & Habitat

Requires an open sunny position[231]. One of the most frost-hardy members of the genus. 200555
W. Asia – India

Become ungovernable, break the chains of the matrix; grow and forage your own food and medicine.

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