Acknowledgements

Bactris gasipaes infructescence Washingtonia filifera petiole teeth

Several institutions and their staff members were instrumental in allowing me to photograph and collect palms. They are listed below with my sincere thanks.

Montgomery Botanical Center

Fairchild Tropical Botanical Garden

The Huntington Botanical Gardens

The Arboretum of Los Angeles County

Fullerton Arboretum

Quail Botanical Gardens (now San Diego Botanical Garden)

Jungle Music Nursery

I appreciate the use of images generously provided by the following institutions and photographers:

I would like to acknowledge the generosity of the following individuals who offered their expertise and encouragement to me and the project.

Several of my colleagues at DPI made it possible for me to work on this project and helped review the identification tool.

Technical assistance was provided by the following DPI staff members:

The project was funded in part by USDA APHIS PPQ CPHST and inspired by the staff members listed below.

Last Updated May 2014

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