Chamaerops

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Chamaerops

 

a genus of plants of the family Palmae. The plants are low-growing (2–3 m), multiple-trunked or, less commonly, single-trunked (up to 6 m tall) palms having a crown of 30 to 35 fan-shaped leaves with spiny petioles. The small unisexual flowers, which are gathered in branching inflorescences, are pollinated by the wind. The fruit is a berry measuring about 1.5 cm across.

There are two species (according to other data, nine), distributed in North Africa and in the Western Mediterranean, from Spain to Sicily. There are several varieties of each species. The hemp palm (C. humilis) is the only palm species in Europe. The fiber from its leaves is used to stuff furniture and to manufacture twine and burlap. The hemp palm is grown as an ornamental. In the USSR it has been planted in parks on the southern coast of the Crimea and on the Black Sea coast of the Caucasus, where it tolerates short-term frosts (to –14°C) and regularly bears fruit.

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A Chamaerops humilis palm (1) and a 'Frosted Curls' carex (2) add texture to Aeonium 'Sunburst' (3) and Goodenia affinis 'Little Luna' (4).
2009) studied the mechanisms of resistance to RPW in different palm species in Spain and found that Washingtonia filifera and Chamaerops humilis had antibiotic and antixenotic properties, respectively, against RPW, with Phoenix canariensis being highly preferred for the development of this pest.
PLANTS Chamaerops humilis (dwarf fan palm) Phormium 'Yellow Wave' Acorus calamus 'Variegatus' Penstemon rupicola Carex flagellifera Selected sedums - sprinkled around the boulders and the edge of the bricks Polystichum polyblepharumn.
fortunei'), with smaller, stiffer leaves, able to withstand a windy sight; or Chamaerops humilis, a slow-growing dwarf fan palm which comes from southern Europe but is happy in colder areas.
Good EXOTIC - The cordyline adds backdrops include: Trachycarpus wagnerianus, a neater version of the Chusan palm (T fortunei), with smaller, stiffer leaves, able to withstand a windy site; or Chamaerops humilis, a slow-growing dwarf fan palm which comes from southern Europe but is happy in colder areas.
fortunei'), with smaller, stiffer leaves, able to withstand a windy sight; or Chamaerops humilis, a slowgrowing dwarf fan palm which comes from southern Europe but is happy in colder areas.
The introduced palms, Chamaerops humilis (Mediterranean fan palm) and Washingtonia robusta (Washington fan palm) were present only in discontinued nurseries.
These included the palms Trachycarpus fortunei (which grows up to 10ft in sheltered spots) and Chamaerops humilis, plus lots of bamboo and Photinia Red Robin, a shrub with dark evergreen leaves and scarlet young growth.
Chamaerops humilis - the Mediterranean Fan palm is another classic tropical choice and will grow to 180cm240cm.
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Contribution a l'etude anatomique des plantules de palmiers (I): la plantule de Chamaerops humilis L.
2If you have an architectural plant such as Chamaerops humilis, choose a contrasting low-growing specimen which also likes a sunny spot, such as the black-leaved Ophiopogon planiscapus Nigrescens.