Stems multiple, usually ascending, to 8 m, diam. 10–15 cm. Fruits ripening from green through orange to reddish brown, ellipsoid, length 12–18 mm, diam. 7–8 mm. 2n = 36.
Phenology: Flowering throughout year.
Habitat: Volunteer in waste places and disturbed areas
Elevation: 0–10 m
Introduced; Fla., native, to Africa (including Madagascar).
Phoenix reclinata is commonly cultivated in central and southern Florida. Its seeds are dispersed by birds and raccoons.