Arecoideae

Belongs within: Arecaceae.Contains: Ptychosperma, Caryota, Heterospathe. The Arecoideae is the largest of the generally recognised palm subfamilies, containing about 1100 species. Notable members include the coconut Cocos nucifera, widely grown in tropical regions of the world for their large edible seeds, as well as for fibres from the leaves and fruit. Edible fruit are also… Continue reading Arecoideae

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Arecaceae

Belongs within: Commelinidae.Contains: Arecoideae, Coryphoideae, Calamoideae. The Arecaceae, palms, are a group of mostly tropical and subtropical woody plants with large divided leaves. These leaves are typically borne in a terminal crown, with the often large inflorescences borne below or among the leaves. Most palms grow as an erect (usually unbranched) tree, but exceptions exist.… Continue reading Arecaceae

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Coryphoideae

Belongs within: Arecaceae.Contains: Licuala. The Coryphoideae are a group of palms whose members often have palmate or costapalmate, induplicate leaves and/or apocarpous flowers. The date palm Phoenix dactylifera is widely cultivated for its edible fruits. The immature seeds of the toddy palm Borassus flabellifer are also widely eaten. <==Coryphoideae |–BorasseaeHB09 | |–HyphaeninaeHB09 | `–LataniinaeHB09 |… Continue reading Coryphoideae

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Licuala

Belongs within: Coryphoideae. Licuala is a genus of small to medium-sized palms found as understory plants in rainforest, with the highest diversity in the Malesian region (Saw et al. 2003). Characters (from Flora of China): Stems solitary or clustered, usually rather small, sometimes short and subterranean. Leaves 5–28, palmate; leaf sheaths open and fibrous on… Continue reading Licuala

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