A Resource for Cultivated Palms from the United States and Caribbean

Identifying Commonly Cultivated Palms

Identify cultivated palms, whether you have the entire plant or just a part of the plant.

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Screening Aid to Pests

The pages of this tool offer a variety of resources to aid the user in the identification of arthropod palm pests.

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Symptoms of Diseases and Disorders

Many palm problems can be diagnosed using visible symptoms alone.

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Hispine Pests of Palms

This tool includes fact sheets and images for hispine beetles (family Chrysomelidae) that are pests of palms.

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Palm Scale Insect Screening Tool

Field identification support for the hemipteran suborder Sternorrhyncha (scales, mealybugs, aphids, and whiteflies).

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Which tool should I use?

The resource offers a variety of tools to help with the identification of arthropod pests, diseases, disorders, and cultivated palms. Click here to learn more.

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About This Palm Resource

Palm Resource: dypsis decaryi

The palm resource is a screening aid designed to support individuals involved with commodity-based surveys. It includes identification tools for cultivated palms and their pests, diseases, and disorders known to occur in the continental U.S., Hawaii, and the Caribbean Islands as of 2010, as well as those of immediate concern to these areas.

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Palms: an important commodity
Palms are a source of food, oil, rope, fiber, baskets, hats, mats, tannin, thatch, beverages, furniture, and narcotics. Three species of palms are foremost in importance for both local economies and for commerce: Cocos nucifera (coconut palm), Elaeis guineenis (African oil palm), and Phoenix dactylifera (date palm). In addition to the many diverse products...

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