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The date palm—“Tree of Lifein the subtropical deserts

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Dates, staple food in the valleys of the Tigris, Euphrates and Nile rivers since the dawn of history, have been established on nearly 6,000 acres in southern California and Arizona.

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Nixon, R.W. The date palm—“Tree of Lifein the subtropical deserts . Econ Bot 5, 274–301 (1951). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF02985151

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Keywords

  • Egypt
  • Economic Botany
  • Iraq
  • Date Palm
  • Male Flower