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Phylogenetic relationships among arecoid palms (Arecaceae: Arecoideae)

The anatomy of palms (Arecaceae–Palmae)

Miocene Dispersal Drives Island Radiations in the Palm Tribe Trachycarpeae (Arecaceae)

The shoot apical meristem of oil palm (Elaeis guineensis; Arecaceae): developmental progression and dynamics

Geographical ecology of the palms (Arecaceae): determinants of diversity and distributions across spatial scales

Pericarp development and fruit structure in borassoid palms (Arecaceae–Coryphoideae–Borasseae)

Ontogeny and structure of the acervulate partial inflorescence in Hyophorbe lagenicaulis (Arecaceae; Arecoideae)

Twenty-five years of progress in understanding pollination mechanisms in palms (Arecaceae)

Cyclone Tolerance in New World Arecaceae: Biogeographic Variation and Abiotic Natural Selection

Seed banks on Attalea phalerata (Arecaceae) stems in the Pantanal wetland, Brazil

Floral structure and development in the monoecious palm Gaussia attenuata (Arecaceae; Arecoideae)

Diel Patterns of Activity for Insect Pollinators of Two Oil Palm Species (Arecales : Arecaceae)

Complete Generic-Level Phylogenetic Analyses of Palms (Arecaceae) with Comparisons of Supertree and Supermatrix Approaches

Phylogenetic utility of the nuclear genes AGAMOUS 1 and PHYTOCHROME B in palms (Arecaceae): an example within Bactridinae

Investigation of Genetic and Morphological Variation in the Sago Palm (Metroxylon sagu; Arecaceae) in Papua New Guinea

At Risk of Population Decline? An Ecological and Genetic Approach to the Threatened Palm Species Butia eriospatha (Arecaceae) of Southern Brazil


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A family, formerly known as Palmae, of solitary or clumped, small or tall, unbranched trees whose leaves are palmate or pinnate, the leaflets being plicate. The flowers are small, trimerous, and unisexual or bisexual, the inflorescence having various bracts. Fruits are mostly 1-seeded berries or drupes, fleshy to dry, and indehiscent, varying greatly in size from pea-like to the double coconut (Lodoicea). Many species are ornamentals, and many yield valuable economic products, including thatch (e.g. Nypa), starch (e.g. Metroxylon), and oil (Orbignya, Cocos, and Elaeis). There are about 207 genera and 2675 species, chiefly tropical, but some subtropical, and a few occurring as temperate outliers.

Subjects: Plant Sciences and Forestry.

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