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Having looked at a number of date palms I cannot seem to locate where the closed fronds (lulav) on the date palms actually are.

The majority of fronds that are visible on a date palm have open/dispersed leaves. Where on the date palm tree are the closed fronds located and does each date palm only have one lulav or several?

(Answers containing diagrams would be most helpful)

  • Pretty sure its when the 'leaves' are young, before they sprout open. – user6591 Oct 6 '14 at 22:14
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    It'd be easier to see them if you had wings. – Double AA Oct 6 '14 at 22:17
  • Touche. I was actually on a balcony the other day looking down upon some date palms – bondonk Oct 6 '14 at 22:18
  • @user6591 ברוך שכוונתי ;) – Shokhet Oct 7 '14 at 1:07
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Here is a picture (linked from here). There are several per tree.

Picture http://hamafitzesrogim.com/media/igallery/u/n/untitled_event_-_10_1.jpg

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If I'm not mistaken, what you saw as "open/dispersed leaves" were, at one point, closed lulavim that later spread out.

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