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Palms are evergreen, mostly tropical, with woodlike stems in the family Palmae (also known as Arecaceae). There are over 2500 species of palms. Most are treelike, with single trunks and either fan shaped (palmate) or feather shaped (pinnate) compound leaves. The larger palms make dramatic statements in USDA Zone 8-10 landscapes (a few are even hardy to Zone 7!), and smaller palms are grown in containers everywhere.

Scientific Name Common Name(s)
Acoelorrhaphe wrightii paurotis palm
Acrocomia aculeata macaw palm
Allagoptera arenaria seashore palm
Arenga engleri Formosa palm
Attalea cohune Cohune palm
Beaucarnea recurvata ponytail palm
Bismarckia nobilis Bismarck palm
Brahea armata blue hesper palm
Butia capitata jelly palm
Carpentaria acuminata Carpentaria palm
Caryota mitis fishtail palm
Caryota urens jaggery palm
Chamaedorea metallica metallic palm
Chamaedorea microspadix hardy bamboo palm
Chamaedorea radicalis radicalis palm
Chamaedorea seifrizii bamboo palm
Chamaerops humilis European fan palm
Coccothrinax barbadensis Barbados silver palm
Cocos nucifera coconut palm
Copernicia prunifera carnauba wax palm
Copernicia baileyana Bailey palm
Copernicia hospita Cuban Wax Palm
Copernicia macroglossa Cuban petticoat palm
Cordyline fruticosa ti plant
Cycas circinalis queen sago
Cycas revoluta king sago
Dictyosperma album hurricane palm
Dioon edule virgin palm
Dioon spinulosum giant dioon
Dracaena draco dragon tree
Dypsis cabadae cabada palm
Dypsis lutescens areca palm
Ensete ventricosum Abyssinian banana
Howea forsteriana kentia palm
Hyophorbe lagenicaulis bottle palm
Hyophorbe verschaffeltii spindle palm
Jubaea chilensis Chilean wine palm
Livistona chinensis Chinese fan palm
Livistona decipiens ribbon fan palm
Nannorrhops ritchieana Mazari Palm
Neodypsis decaryi Dypsis decaryi (syn.)
Phoenix canariensis Canary Island date palm
Phoenix dactylifera date palm
Phoenix reclinata Senegal date palm
Phoenix roebelenii miniature date palm
Phoenix rupicola cliff date
Ravenala madagascariensis traveler's palm
Ravenea spp. Majesty (TM) Palm
Rhapidophyllum hystrix needle palm
Rhapis excelsa lady palm
Rhapis humilis slender lady palm
Roystonea regia royal palm
Sabal mexicana Texas palm
Sabal causiarum Puerto Rican hat palm
Sabal domingensis Dominican palm
Sabal etonia scrub palm
Sabal minor blue palm
Sabal palmetto cabbage palm
Serenoa repens saw palmetto
Syagrus romanzoffiana queen palm
Trachycarpus fortunei windmill palm
Veitchia merrillii Christmas palm
Washingtonia filifera California fan palm
Washingtonia robusta Washington palm
Wodyetia bifurcata foxtail palm
Zamia furfuracea Cardboard palm
Zamia pumila coontie






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