palm family

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Noun1.palm family - chiefly tropical trees and shrubs and vines usually having a tall columnar trunk bearing a crown of very large leavespalm family - chiefly tropical trees and shrubs and vines usually having a tall columnar trunk bearing a crown of very large leaves; coextensive with the order Palmales
liliopsid family, monocot family - family of flowering plants having a single cotyledon (embryonic leaf) in the seed
order Palmales, Palmales - coextensive with the family Palmae: palms
palm tree, palm - any plant of the family Palmae having an unbranched trunk crowned by large pinnate or palmate leaves
Acrocomia, genus Acrocomia - Central and South American feather palms
genus Areca - a monocotyledonous genus of palm trees
Arenga, genus Arenga - a genus of tropical Asian and Malaysian palm trees
Attalea, genus Attalea - unarmed feather palms of central and northern South America
genus Calamus - distinctive often spiny-stemmed palms found as climbers in tropical and subtropical forest
Caryota, genus Caryota - fishtail palms
Cocos, genus Cocos - coconut palms
Copernicia, genus Copernicia - slow-growing tropical fan palms
genus Corozo - a monocotyledonous genus of tropical American palm trees
Corypha, genus Corypha - large fan palms of tropical Asia to Australia
Elaeis, genus Elaeis - oil palms
Euterpe, genus Euterpe - a monocotyledonous genus of graceful palm trees in tropical America
genus Livistona, Livistona - fan palms of Asia and Australia and Malaysia
genus Metroxylon, Metroxylon - a genus of Malayan pinnate-leaved palm trees that flower and fruit once and then die
genus Nipa, genus Nypa, Nipa, Nypa - monotypic genus of palms of Australasia
genus Orbignya, Orbignya - palms of southern Mexico to northern South America: babassu palm
genus Phoenix, phoenix - a large monocotyledonous genus of pinnate-leaved palms found in Asia and Africa
genus Phytelephas, phytelephas - small genus of South American feather palms
genus Raffia, genus Raphia, Raphia, Raffia - feather palm of tropical Africa and Madagascar and Central and South America widely grown for commercial purposes
genus Rhapis, Rhapis - genus of small clump-forming fan palms of China and Japan
genus Roystonea, Roystonea - a monocotyledonous genus of West Indian feather palms
genus Sabal, Sabal - American dwarf fan palms
genus Serenoa, Serenoa - one species: saw palmetto
genus Thrinax, Thrinax - small to medium-sized fan palms
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Eugeissona is a clustering genus of flowering plants in palm family native to Malaysia, Borneo and Thailand.
The date tree (Phoenix dactylifera) is a member of the palm family in North Africa and in many countries of the Middle East including Iraq, Iran and Israel.
The palm family (Arecaceae or Palmae) forms a monophyletic group within the Monocotyledones in all molecular and morphological phylogenetic studies (e.
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The researchers basically constructed a date palm family tree and identified those plants whose genetic material was most similar.
Chapter 5 extensively provides examples of the cold-hardy palm family.
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