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African Doum Palm

Hyphaene thebaica

Description:

Hyphaene thebaica is a unique palm, its trunk is split. It is mainly an east African species, reaching its northern border in South Israel, where it is known only in 2 sites. This pic was taken in the South Arava Valley in S Israel.

Habitat:

wet saline

Notes:

very rare and endangered in S Israel and S Jordan.

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אילת, מחוז הדרום, Israel

Lat: 29.57, Long: 34.97

Spotted on Nov 30, 2018
Submitted on Jan 5, 2019

Spotted for mission

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