|Etymology||Genus||Greek name for date palm|
|Species||After Carl Roebelen, a German botanist|
|Common Names||Pygmy Date Palm, Dwarf Date Palm|
|Status||Exotic: Cultivated Only|
|Native Distribution||China, Laos, and Vietnam|
Phoenix roebelenii is a very recognisable palm, being the shortest species among its congenors here. It seldom grow above 2m, have evenly spreading fronds, a scaly stem, and a nest of dried leaf stalks forming at the tip of the stem.
The Pygmy Date Palm planted at a residential estate.
Long spines are found near the leaf stalks.
The scaly stems is the result of persistent leaf-stalks left over.
A nest of newly dried leaf stalks and other fibrous materials.