Date Palm Tree


Date Palm Tree

Plants Identity


Scientific Name

Phoenix dactylifera L.

Arabic name(s)

Nakhil

English name(s)

Date Palm Tree

Order

Arecales

Family

Arecaceae

Genus

Phoenix L.

Species

Phoenix dactylifera L.

Subspecies

Variety

Growth form

The Date Palm is a perennial, dioecious tree (i.e both male and female inflorescence are in separate individuals). Some of Date Palm varieties grow over 10 meter height.

Plant’s Description

Ecology (Habitat)& distribution

Date Palm "Nakhil" is probably originated from lands around Iraq and Arabian Peninsula then it may have spread from there to the entire world.

Geographic distribution

Plant’s Citations in the Holy Qur’an

The Nakhl and its derivatives appear in 20 places in 16 Suras (chapters) of the Holy Qur’an. Allah the Most Sublime Says; “And shake towards thyself the trunk of the palm-tree: It will let fall fresh ripe dates upon thee.” Surat Maraym, verse# 25

Other Citations for the plant in the Holy Qur’an

Other Citations for the plant in the Hadith

Narrated by Ibn ‘Umar: Allah’s Apostle said, “Amongst the trees, there is a tree, the leaves of which do not fall and is like a Muslim. Tell me the name of that tree.” Everybody started thinking about the trees of the desert areas. And I thought of the date-palm tree but felt shy to answer the others then asked, “What is that tree, O Allah’s Apostle ?” He replied, “It is the date-palm tree.” Sahih Al Bukhari, book of knowledge.

Other Citations for the plant in the Hadith

History of the Plant


Stories about the plant in Holy Qur’an

Stories about the plant in Sunnah

The plant in the Arabic Literature

Etymology

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Functional Uses


Uses

Foods

Products

Fruits

Traditional Uses

Services

Landscape Services

Medicinal uses

Constituents (Chemical composition)

Side Effects

Other Uses

Cultivation (Agriculture)


Cultivation History

Cultivars and Varieties

Growth and propagation

Tree management

Pests and diseases

Harvesting & Yield

References