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leaf scar rings

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