scientific name : Phoenix dactylifera
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Phoenix dactylifera, commonly known as date or date palm, is a flowering plant species in the palm family, Arecaceae, cultivated for its edible sweet fruit called dates. The species is widely cultivated across northern Africa, the Middle East, and South Asia, and is naturalized in many tropical and subtropical regions worldwide.P. dactylifera is the type species of genus Phoenix, which contains 12–19 species of wild date palms.