fan palm

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Related to European Fan Palm: Chamaerops humilis

fan palm

n.
A palm tree having palmately divided, fanlike leaves.

fan palm

n
(Plants) any of various palm trees, such as the talipot and palmetto, that have fan-shaped leaves. Compare feather palm
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Noun1.fan palm - palm having palmate or fan-shaped leavesfan palm - palm having palmate or fan-shaped leaves
palm tree, palm - any plant of the family Palmae having an unbranched trunk crowned by large pinnate or palmate leaves
palmetto - any of several low-growing palms with fan-shaped leaves
Borassus flabellifer, longar palm, lontar, palmyra, palmyra palm, toddy palm, wine palm - tall fan palm of Africa and India and Malaysia yielding a hard wood and sweet sap that is a source of palm wine and sugar; leaves used for thatching and weaving
carnauba palm, Copernicia cerifera, Copernicia prunifera, wax palm, carnauba - Brazilian fan palm having an edible root; source of a useful leaf fiber and a brittle yellowish wax
caranda, caranda palm, caranday, Copernicia alba, Copernicia australis, wax palm - South American palm yielding a wax similar to carnauba wax
Corypha gebanga, Corypha utan, gebang palm - large-leaved palm of Malay to Philippines and northern Australia; leaves used for thatching or plaiting into containers
latanier, latanier palm - fan palms of the southern United States and the Caribbean region
Corypha umbraculifera, talipot, talipot palm - tall palm of southern India and Sri Lanka with gigantic leaves used as umbrellas and fans or cut into strips for writing paper
saw palmetto, scrub palmetto, Serenoa repens - small hardy clump-forming spiny palm of southern United States
broom palm, thatch palm, thatch tree, Thrinax parviflora, silver thatch - small palm of southern Florida and West Indies closely resembling the silvertop palmetto
key palm, silver thatch, silvertop palmetto, Thrinax keyensis, Thrinax microcarpa, Thrinax morrisii - small stocky fan palm of southern Florida and Cuba
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Chamaerops Humilis: The slow-growing European fan palm originates from Europe's Mediterranean coasts and North Africa.
At the gardens, we also use the other firebush varieties in our Mediterranean garden, where we have them combined with the purple-on-purple Mexican bush sage, European fan palms and giant blue agave.
The plants, which include black bamboos and windmill palms from China and European fan palms from from the Alps, were obtained by an Australian expert, Neil Pike, who runs a business called Ausfern, based in Essex, France and Australia.

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