Synonym: Phoenix humilis (L.) Cav.
The Chamaerops humilis L. has two varieties that have been accepted by most plant authorities. The first variety is the Chamaerops humilis var humilis (= var. typical Maire) with green leaves which was found in all Morocco. The second variety is the Chamaerops humilis var. argentea which has glaucous-sylver mat leaves and is found in in arid mountains.