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Arecales

(Order)

Overview

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Taxonomy

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The Order Arecales is further organized into finer groupings including:

Families

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Arecaceae

Arecaceae or Palmae (also known by the name Palmaceae, which is considered taxonomically invalid, or by the common name palm tree), are a family of flowering plants, the only family in the monocot order Arecales. There are roughly 202 currently known genera with around 2600 species, most of which are restricted to tropical, subtropical, and warm temperate climates. Most palms are distinguished by their large, compound, evergreen leaves arranged at the top of an unbranched stem. However, many palms are exceptions to this statement, and palms in fact exhibit an enormous diversity in physical characteristics. As well as being morphologically diverse, palms also inhabit nearly every type of habitat within their range, from rainforests to deserts. [more]

Palmae

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At least 5,035 species and subspecies belong to the Family Palmae.

More info about the Family Palmae may be found here.

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Last Revised: October 03, 2013
2013/10/03 16:32:40