Prov. Agric. Hort. Ill. 19: 293. 1882.
Stems solitary, erect, to 15 m, diam. 55–70 cm. Fruits ripening from green through orange to reddish purple, ellipsoid, length 24–27 mm, diam. 10–12 mm.
Phenology: Flowering throughout the year.
Habitat: Volunteer in waste places and disturbed areas
Elevation: 0–1000 m
Introduced; Calif., Fla., Europe, Atlantic Islands (native, in the Canary Islands).
Phoenix canariensis is widely cultivated, especially in Florida and California. E. McClintock (1993) reported that Tthis species is naturalized in the San Francisco Bay area, as well as in southern California (E. McClintock 1993).