The Senegal date palm (Phoenix reclinata) belongs to Arecaceae (the Palm family). It is a semi-tall evergreen tree that is native to tropical Africa, the Arabian Peninsula, Madagascar and the Comoro Islands. This tree grows in rainforest clearings, monsoonal forests and rocky mountainsides, and up to a height of 7.5-15 m. It is a dioecious clumping palm. The leaves are pinnate compound, 2.5-4.5 m long, bright to deep green. They are borne 20-40 per crown. The plants are unisexual and florets appear at the top of the palm stem. This species grows edible, oblong fruit, orange in color, at 2.5 cm in diameter.