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, 2014 at 22:14
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    It'd be easier to see them if you had wings.
    – Double AA
    Oct 6, 2014 at 22:17
  • Touche. I was actually on a balcony the other day looking down upon some date palms
    – bondonk
    Oct 6, 2014 at 22:18
  • @user6591 ברוך שכוונתי ;)
    – MTL
    Oct 7, 2014 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


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

כך שמעתי.

  • נפרצו עליו פסול
    – Double AA
    Oct 6, 2014 at 23:51
  • @DoubleAA Correct. So?
    – MTL
    Oct 7, 2014 at 0:01

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