||Elate sylvestris Linn., Elate
|English / Trade Name
||Date sugar palm,Wild date palm,Date palm,Silvester Palm, Indian wild date, Indian wine palm, silver date palm, sugar date palm, sugar palm
|Vernacular /Local Name
||Up to 1000 m
||Fruits 2-2.5 cm long, oblong, brownish-red when ripe.
||Common; on rocky slopes, river beds, open hill.
||Cultivated in many parts of India; Myanmar.
||Bark grey , rough with scars of fallen leaves
|Distribution in chandigarh
||Sukhna Wildlife Sanctuary, Chandigarh Botanical Garden and Nature Park, Sector 44, Sector 52, Sector 56
||Alternate (leaves born singly along stem)
|Description of Species
||Evergreen, erect palms 7-15 m high; stem simple, covered with persistent leaf bases and topped by crowns of foliage leaves. Leaves 2-4(5) m long; leaflets rigid, folded, 30-40 x 1-1.5 cm, acicular tip; petioles spiny. Male flowers white, fragrant, in 30-60 cm long, spreading panicles; female flowers terminating the branches, in large bunches; spathes 30-40 cm long. Fruits 2-2.5 cm long, oblong, brownish-red when ripe.
||Leaves 2-4(5) m long; leaflets rigid, folded, 30-40 x 1-1.5 cm, acicular tip; petioles spiny.