BARROW, S.C. 1998. Monograph of Phoenix L. (Palmae), Kew Bulletin 53(3)

BEECH, M. & Elders, J. 1999. An 'Ubaid-related settlement on Dalma Island, Abu Dhabi Emirate, United Arab Emirates, Bulletin of the Society of Arabian Studies 4: 17-21

BEECH, M. & Shepherd, E. 2001. 'Archaeobotanical evidence for early date consumption on Dalma Island, United Arab Emirates', Antiquity 75: 83-9 (download this paper as a pdf file)

KHAN, M.A.R. 1999. The Indigenous Trees of the United Arab Emirates, Dubai Municipality P.R. Section

TOMLINSON, P. B. 1990. Structural Biology of Palms. Clarendon Press, Oxford

ZOHARY, D. & Hopf, M. 1993. Date palm, Phoenix dactylifera. In: Domestication of plants in the Old World, 2nd ed., Clarendon, Oxford: 157-162

Web Links
Abu Dhabi Islands Archaeological Survey
Center for New Crops & Plant Products, Purdue University
The Cherished Date Palm -
Date Palm Friends Association
Date Palm Global Network
Date Palm Research and Development Program - tissue culture in the UAE
The Date Palm in Ancient History - Religious & medicinal significance
Edible Palm Fruits - US Date cultivation, good photos of varieties.
Emirates Natural History Group
Date Palms in the UAE
Date Palm Pollen
Natural History of Dates
University of N. Carolina Online Botanical Dictionary

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