Note:  Do not rely on this information. It is very old.


Chamaerops, a genus of palms, including about a dozen species, of small size, with fan-shaped leaves. They occur farther north than other genera, C. humilis, a native of both shores of the Mediterranean, being the only European palm. Its leaves are made into hats, baskets, brooms, thatch, etc., and their fibre used instead of horsehair or camels' hair.