Phoenix theophrasti 


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Plantae Tracheophyta Liliopsida Arecales Palmae

Scientific Name: Phoenix theophrasti
Species Authority: Greuter
Common Name(s):
English Theophrastus's Date Palm, Cretan Date Palm
Taxonomic Source(s): The Plant List. 2015. The Plant List. Version 1.1. Available at:

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Lower Risk/near threatened ver 2.3
Year Published: 1998
Date Assessed: 1998-01-01
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Johnson, D.
Previously published Red List assessments:
1978 Vulnerable (V)

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: On Crete, there are eight subpopulations; the largest contains a few thousand individuals. Four subpopulations are known in Turkey.
Countries occurrence:
Greece (Kriti); Turkey (Turkey-in-Europe)
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: A palm tree found in the sandy beds of temporary streams up to 250 m.
Systems: Terrestrial

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: The largest subpopulation is protected under Greek law.

Citation: Johnson, D. 1998. Phoenix theophrasti. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 1998: e.T38630A10140653. . Downloaded on 28 November 2015.
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