Palm Tree with Orange Fruit in Argostoli, Greece - Encircle Photos

6 Palm Tree with Orange Fruit in Argostoli, Greece

Several of Argostoli’s streets, promenades and squares are lined with palm trees like this one. I learned many of them were planted by Italian troops during their brief occupation in World War II. Other accounts suggest some trees are over 100 years old. I believe this palm may be a Phoenix theophrasti. If so, the species originated in Crete which is why it is sometimes called the Cretan date palm. Their orange fruit is attractive but inedible.

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Ioannou Metaxa & Geor. Vergoti, Argostoli 281 00, Greece

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