Felling healthy date palms is considered unlucky, the death of each tree being tantamount to that of a person.
On similarities between the date palm and humankind: the existence of males, females, and hermaphrodites. Female trees are impregnated. Similarity in the odors of date pollen and semen; the supposed susceptibility of the female palm to falling in love with a nearby male palm; comparable longevity; erect stature; and date palm trees are covered with hair-like fibers. If the head is decapitated they die, if the pith is stabbed they perish, and like human limbs, if their leaves are cut they never grow back.¬¬¬¬¬
Date palm trees are last on the plant Kingdom followed by animals. It is an animal-plant, females are distinct from males, they are impregnated by male trees like animals. If their heads are cut they stop growing, they die and dry, this is more of an animal characteristic not plant’s.
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