Bismarckia is a monotypic genus native to the open grasslands of Madagascar. This is a beautiful, massive palm that can be a striking addition to the landscape. It grows a single trunk that is smooth on mature specimens, though young individuals retain the leaf base remnants.
Peach Palm is an important crop in many tropical countries, cultivated for both the edible fruit (cooked to make a starchy snack) and the palm heart which has the potential to be sustainably harvested because, unlike solitary palms, this multi-stemmed palm is not killed when the heart (meristem) is cut.
Native to the rainforests of Madagascar, the triangle palm is an interesting ornamental palm with a unique shape. The long feathered leaves emerge from the trunk in a triangular arrangement, growing nearly straight up then curving gracefully about one meter from the tip.
The pages of this tool offer a variety of resources to aid the user in the identification of cultivated palms.
This tool includes palms that are commonly cultivated in the United States and the Caribbean.
Learn more about the commodity-based resource A Resource for Pests and Diseases of Cultivated Palms.