About this tool
Fact sheet topics
Fact sheets are provided for each of the 82 commonly cultivated palm species featured in this tool.
Common names: Identifies frequently encountered common names
Description Provides a brief yet detailed description of the plant, including information about the stems, leaves, flowers, and fruits
Diagnostic features Offers a few key features that are helpful in differentiating a plant from other similar species. Both field and lab characters are given.
May be confused with: Identifies other palms that are similar in appearance or habit.
Distribution: Current known distribution of the species
Additional comments: Any other important or relevant information to support identification of the palm
Scientific name: Scientific name of the palm with authority
Synonyms: Gives the most frequently encountered synonyms for the palm species