IUCN threat status:

Near Threatened (NT)

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Biology

The Cretan date palm is dioecious (6), with male and female flowers on separate plants (8). Pollination may be by wind, although this has not been studied in detail (2). The yellowish-brown fruit produced is around 1.5 centimetres long and contains a single large seed (8).

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