Phoenix paludosa

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Mangrove Date Palm
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Monocots
(unranked): Commelinids
Order: Arecales
Family: Arecaceae
Genus: Phoenix
Species: P. paludosa
Binomial name
Phoenix paludosa
  • Phoenix andamanensis W.T.Mill., J.G.Sm. & N.Taylor bis
  • Phoenix siamensis Miq.
A tiger looks out from a forest of Mangrove Date Palms in the Sundarbans National Park, in India

Phoenix paludosa (paludosa, Latin, swampy), also called Mangrove Date Palm,[2] is a species of flowering plant in the palm family, indigenous to coastal regions of India, Bangladesh, Myanmar, Thailand, Cambodia, Sumatra, Vietnam and peninsular Malaysia.[3] They are also known as Sea Dates.[4] The trees grow in clusters, to 5 m high, usually forming dense thickets. The leaves are 2 to 3 m long and recurved.[5]