Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 15376 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Phoenix dactylifera L.
Common name   date palm
Stephanie Anderson   79  
Coll. Date 10 October 2009 
United States
Imperial County
Locality Imperial Valley, El Centro vicinity, in fields off La Bruchiere Highway, ca. 2 miles N of Mexicali.
     Elev.: -8 ft. (-2 m.)
Climate NCDC temperatures, daily high (red), daily average (green) and daily low (blue), from 1970 to 2000 at this location.   NCDC average monthly precipitation from 1970 to 2000 at this location.
Latitude Longitude 32° 46'  9.94" N, 115° 34'  37.92" W
Datum WGS84 
Uncertainty Polygon diameter (with coordinate as origin): GPS
Georef. Notes This coordinate was obtained by a GPS unit and an error estimate was not recorded by the user. However due to the accuracy of most units, a polygon diameter between 25 and 250 meters could reasonably be assumed.


Synonyms recognized by ITIS (bold taxon is currently accepted):

     Phoenix dactylifera L.

Common Name(s): date palm.

Taxonomic Hierarchy: (ITIS TSN=42458, click for more information and references)

        Kingdom: Plantae
            Subkingdom: Tracheobionta
                Division: Magnoliophyta
                    Class: Liliopsida
                        Subclass: Arecidae
                            Order: Arecales
                                Family: Arecaceae
                                    Genus: Phoenix
                                        Species: Phoenix dactylifera


Nearby Accessions

Other accessions in the database collected near this one:

Accession Name Dist., dir.
15377 Callistemon citrinus      "crimson bottlebrush" same section
15375 Cercidium microphyllum     same section
15379 Eucalyptus cinerea      "argyle apple" same section
15380 Fouquieria splendens      "ocotillo" same section
15378 Jacaranda mimosifolia      "black poui" same section
15373 Opuntia       "pricklypear" same section
15374 Washingtonia robusta      "Washington fan palm" same section


Nearby locations from the USGS Geographic Name Information System (GNIS) database:

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
Southwest High School (School) Imperial County, CA 2350 ft. N -26  El Centro 
Dahlia Lateral (Canal) Imperial County, CA 0.6 mi. SE -23  El Centro 
Dahlia Canal (Canal) Imperial County, CA 0.7 mi. N -26  El Centro 
De Anza School (School) Imperial County, CA 0.7 mi. N -26  El Centro 
Exceptional Childrens School (School) Imperial County, CA 0.8 mi. N -30  El Centro 
City of El Centro Water Plant (Locale) Imperial County, CA 0.8 mi. E -23  El Centro 
Central Baptist Church (Church) Imperial County, CA 1 mi. NE -30  El Centro 
El Centro Regional Medical Center (Hospital) Imperial County, CA 0.9 mi. NE -30  El Centro 
First United Pentecostal Church of El Centro (Church) Imperial County, CA 1.1 mi. N -33  El Centro 
Evergreen Canal (Canal) Imperial County, CA 1 mi. W -23  El Centro 
Date Canal (Canal) Imperial County, CA 1 mi. E -23  El Centro 
Saint Mary School (School) Imperial County, CA 1.2 mi. N -33  El Centro 
Bucklin Park (Park) Imperial County, CA 1.1 mi. NE -33  El Centro 
West Park (Park) Imperial County, CA 1.3 mi. N -30  El Centro 
Margaret Hedrick Elementary School (School) Imperial County, CA 1.3 mi. N -33  El Centro 
Wilson School (School) Imperial County, CA 1.4 mi. N -36  El Centro 
Desert Gardens Elementary School (School) Imperial County, CA 1.3 mi. E -33  El Centro 
Desert Gardens Park (Park) Imperial County, CA 1.3 mi. NE -33  El Centro 
Grace Baptist Church (Church) Imperial County, CA 1.5 mi. N -33  El Centro 
Seventh Day Adventist School (School) Imperial County, CA 1.5 mi. NE -36  El Centro 


Taxon Links for species Phoenix dactylifera  L.

CalPhotos, Berkeley Digital Library Project

CNPS Manual of California Vegetation Database

USDA Plants database
University of Washington Herbarium: Plants of Washington (images)

Texas A&M University: Image Library (images)

Lady Bird Johnson's Wildflower Center

Google Images

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