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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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RUTH Bancroft was in her 60s when she planted her garden in Walnut Creek, California, with desert fan palms.
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.
Among the preparations conducted were nganyam ketupat (weaving strips of daun biru', small fan palms, into small packets) which are then filled with glutinous rice, bunched together and boiled; stacking and rolling sirih, gambier leaves, and daun rukuk gentu (the quantity in accordance to the piring type) and these are tied with red threads; preparing tumpi' (flat oval glutinous rice cakes); preparing packets of rice using wild banana leaves (sungki) which tied together using red threads which are then boiled in a pot together with the glutinous rice packets; boiling eggs (extra eggs are boiled in case some eggs crack and cannot be used).
Where their range overlaps with that of native desert fan palms (Washingtonia filifera), western yellow bats appear to select those palms (as well as Yucca species and other palm species) for roosting (Higginbotham et al.
However, date palm trees and Mexican fan palms will most likely need some pruning.
Silver European fan palms, foxtail ferns and black beach pebble filled the pool deck planting areas.
Borassus (Palmyra Palm) is a genus of six species of fan palms and they are tall palms, capable of growing up to 30 m high (98 ft).
Native and ornamental palms such as saw palmetto, cabbage palm, needle palm, dwarf palmetto, European and Chinese fan palms are common woody plants on the natural landscape of Florida and are used for landscaping homes, parks, and streets (Black 2003a, 2003b).
I have seen it planted at the base of those sky-high, bean-pole, mop-headed Mexican fan palms (Washingtonia robusta), where it obligingly covers their naked trunks with a layer of deep green, followed at winter's end by a dense display of white flecked with pink.
The beach created at Chamberlain Square is adorned with Kenyan banana trees and Chinese and European fan palms donated by Birmingham-based company Akamaba.
No one is complaining about Mediterranean fan palms or orange trees being planted in the desert.
From Mastodon Peak, visitors can descend to the Lost Palms Oasis Trail, a path guiding hikers past giant rock monoliths to a stand of native fan palms.