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PALM TREE CARE, PALM TREE SPECIES NAMES AND COMMON PALM TREE NAMES 
By Phil Bergman

 

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This page lists the botanical names of palm species (often Latin) as well as the common names for palms.  For each species, basic cultural information is gen.  When the reader clicks on any given species, a window will appear with this information and a picture of that species.  Included below are about 200 species of palm tree types that are most commonly cultivated in gardens. We have tried to keep comments short so you can quickly review different species.  Other interesting data is given where appropriate. 


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Types of Palm Trees

Photo  Approximate Cold Tolerance Special Sun Light Needs
palm tree pictures cold hardy palm
     
        types of palm trees

Click on name to view palm tree care information and palm tree pictures.

   

 

   

Botanical

Common Name

Photo 28

 

 

 

Acanthophoenix crinita

 

Photo 32

 

 

 

Acanthophoenix rubra

Palmiste Rouge, Barbel Palm, Red palm

Photo 20

 

 

 

Acoelorrhaphe wrightii

Silver Saw Palm, Paurotis Palm, Everglades Palm

Photo 38

 

 

 

Acrocomia aculeata

Spiny Royal, Macaw Palm

Photo 30

Partial Sun

 

Actinokentia divaricata

Miniature Flame Thrower

Photo n/a

 

 

 

Actinorhytis calapparia

Calappa Palm, Pinang Penawar

Photo n/a

 

 

 

Aiphanes acanthophylla

 

Photo n/a

 

 

 

Aiphanes aculeata

Coyure Palm, Ruffle Palm, chonta ruro

Photo 25+

 

 

 

Allagoptera arenaria

Beach Palm, Sand Palm

Photo 30-32

Filtered Light

 

 

Alloschmidtia glabrata

 

Photo 30

 

 

 

Archontophoenix  alexandrae

Alexandra Palm, Alexander Palm, ing Alexander Palm

Photo 24-26

 

 

 

Archontophoenix cunninghamiana

Bangalow Palm, King Palm, Piccabeen Palm

Photo 28

 

 

 

Archontophoenix purpurea

Mount Lewis King Palm, Purple Crown Shaft King

Photo n/a

 

 

 

Areca catechu

Betel Nut Palm

No Photo n/a

 

 

 

Areca macrocalyx

Highland Betel Nut Palm

Photo 35+

Filtered Light

 

 

Areca triandra

Triandra Palm

Photo 35+

Filtered Light

 

 

Areca vestiaria

Pinang merah, Orange Crown Shaft Palm

Photo 20

 

 

 

Arenga engleri

Formosa Palm, Dwarf Sugar Palm

No Photo n/a

 

 

 

Arenga microcarpa

Aren Sagu

No Photo n/a

 

 

 

Arenga obtusfolia

Lang Kap

Photo 28+

 

 

 

Arenga pinnata

Sugar Palm, Gomuti Palm, Aren palm

No Photo n/a

 

 

 

Arenga wightii

Wight's sago palm

Photo 30

Filtered Light

    Astrocaryum mexicanum

Chocho palm

Photo n/a

 

 

 

Bactris gasipaes

Peach palm, Pejibaye

Photo 32

Filtered Light or Shade

 

 

Basselinia gracilis

 

Photo 28-30

 

 

 

Beccariophoenix madagascariensis

Manarano palm, Maruala palm

Photo 26-28

 

 

 

Bismarckia nobilis

Bismarck Palm

Photo 34

Filtered Light

    Borassodendron machadonis

 

Photo 18-22

 

 

 

Brahea aculeata

Sinaloa hesper palm

Photo 15

 

    Brahea armata

Blue hesper palm

Photo 24-25

 

 

 

Brahea decumbens

Sierra Madre Palm

Photo 25

 

 

 

Brahea dulcis

Rock palm, Sombrero palm

Photo 18-20

 

 

 

Brahea edulis

Guadalupe palm

Photo 20-25

 

 

 

Breahea elegans

Franceshi palm

Photo 18-20

 

 

 

Brahea nitida

 

Photo 28-30

Filtered Light

 

 

Burretiokentia viellardii

Tiger palm

Photo 12-15

 

 

 

Butia capitata

Jelly palm, Pindo palm, Wine palm

Photo 20

 

    Butia x Syagrus

 Mule palm

Photo 18-20

Filtered Light

 

 

Calamus caryotoides

Fishtail Lawyer Cane

Photo n/a

 

 

 

Carpentaria acuminata

Carpentaria palm

Photo 22-24

 

 

 

Caryota gigas

Thai mountain giant

Photo 32

 

 

 

Caryota maxima

Giant mountain fishtail palm

Photo 28

 

 

 

Caryota mitis

Fishtail palm

Photo 32

 

 

 

Caryota no

Giant fishtail palm

No Photo 22

 

 

 

Caryota obtusa (gigas)

Indian fishtail palm

Photo 30-35

Filtered Light

 

 

Caryota ophiopellis

Snake skin palm

Photo 22

 

 

 

Caryota urens

Jaggery palm, Toddy palm, Wine palm, Toddy fishtail palm, Solitary fishtail palm

Photo 27-28

 

 

 

Ceroxylon alpinum

Andean wax palm, South American mountain palm

Photo 30

Filtered Light or Shade

 

 

Chamaedorea adscendens

 

Photo 32

Filtered Light or Shade

 

 

Chamaedorea cataractarum

Cat palm

Photo 25

Filtered Light

 

 

Chamaedorea costaricana

Costa Rica bamboo palm

Photo 26

Shade

 

 

Chamaedorea elegans

Good Luck Palm, Love Palm, Neanthe Bella Palm, Parlor Palm

Photo 28-30

Filtered Light or Shade

 

 

Chamaedorea ernesti-augustii

Ernest's August palm

Photo 25-28

Filtered Light, Shade

 

 

Chamaedorea fragrans

 

Photo 28

Filtered Light

 

 

Chamaedorea glaucifolia

Frosty Palm

Photo 26

Filtered Light

 

 

Chamaedorea hooperiana

Hooper's Palm

Photo 30

Filtered Light

 

 

Chamaedorea linearis

 

Photo 25

Shade

 

 

Chamaedorea metallica

Metallic palm

Photo 26

Filtered Light or Shade

 

 

Chamaedorea microspadix

Hardy bamboo palm

Photo 30

Filtered Light

 

 

Chamaedorea pinnatifrons

 

Photo 25+

 

 

 

Chamaedorea plumosa

"Baby Queen Palm"

Photo 20-22

Filtered Light

 

 

Chamaedorea radicalis

 

Photo 28-30

Filtered Light

 

 

Chamaedorea schiedeana

 

Photo 26-28

Filtered Light or Shade

 

 

Chamaedorea seifrizii

Bamboo palm

Photo 28

Filtered Light or Shade

 

 

Chamaedorea stolonifera

 

Photo 30-32

 

 

 

Chamaedorea sullivaniorum

The Sullivan palm

Photo 28

Filtered Light

 

 

Chamaedorea tepejilote

Tepejilote palm

Photo n/a

 

 

 

Chamaedorea tuerckheimii

Potato chip palm, Ruffles palm

Photo 5-15

 

 

 

Chamaerops humilis

European fan palm, Mediterranean fan palm

Photo 5-10

 

 

 

Chamaerops humilis var. cerifera

Blue Mediterranean fan palm

Photo 28

 

 

 

Chambeyronia hookeri

Blond flame thrower

Photo 28-30

 

 

 

Chambeyronia macrocarpa

Blushing palm, Red leaf palm

Photo n/a

Filtered Light

 

 

Chuniophoenix humilis

Chinese star palm

Photo n/a

 

 

 

Clinostigma savoryanum

Pacific beauty palm

Photo 28-30

 

 

 

Coccothrinax alta

Puerto Rican thatch palm, Tyre palm, Silver thatch palm

Photo 28-30

 

 

 

Coccothrinax crinita

Old man palm, mat palm

Photo 25-26

 

 

 

Coccothrinax miraguama

Miraguama palm

Photo 40

 

 

 

Cocos nucifera

Coconut palm

Photo 26-28

 

 

 

Copernicia baileyana

Cuban paddle palm, Bailey copernicia, Yarey palm

Photo n/a

 

 

 

Copernicia cowellii

Cabbage palm

Photo n/a

 

 

 

Copernicia gigas

Giant wax palm

Photo 26

Filtered Light

 

 

Cryosophila warscewiczii  
(also known Cryosophila albida)

Rootspine Palm, Star Palm

Photo 20

Full Sun or Filtered Light

 

 

Cycas revoluta

Sago palm

Photo 28

Filtered Light

 

 

Cyphophoenix elegans

Elegant Palm

Photo n/a

Filtered Light

 

 

Cyphophoenix nucele

 

Photo 50+

 

 

 

Cyrtostachys renda

Lipstick palm, Sealing wax palm, Pinang raja

Photo 28-30

 

 

 

Dictyosperma album

Princess palm, hurricane palm

Photo 30

 

 

 

Dictyosperma furfuraceum

 

Photo 28

 

 

 

Dypsis ambositrae

 

Photo 28

Filtered Light

 

 

Dypsis baronii

 

Photo n/a

Filtered Light

 

 

Dypsis cabadae

Cabada palm

Photo 28

 

 

 

Dypsis decaryi

Triangle palm

Photo 18

 

 

 

Dypsis decipiens

 Manambe palm

Photo n/a

Filtered Light or Shade

 

 

Dypsis florencei

Candy cane palm

Photo 28

Partial Sun

 

 

Dypsis kingali

 

Photo 32

Filtered Light or Partial Sun

 

 

Dypsis lanceolata

 

Photo 28

 

 

 

Dypsis leptocheilos

Dypsis dariani, Teddy bear palm, Redneck palm

Photo 28

 

 

 

Dypsis lutescens

Butterfly palm

Photo 32

 

 

 

Dypsis mananjarensis

 

Photo 32

 

 

 

Dypsis pembana

 

Photo 25 Sun     Dypsis plumosa  Dypsis ambositrae "fine leaf"   
          Dypsis saintlucei    
Photo 32

Filtered Light

 

 

Dypsis sanctaemariae

 

No Photo 32

Filtered Light

 

 

Dypsis sp trorovana "wide leaf"

 

Photo 32

Filtered Light or Partial Sun

 

 

Dypsis thouarsiana

 

Photo 28

 

 

 

Dypsis utilis

 

Photo 35-40

 

 

 

Elaies guineenis

African oil palm

Photo 25-26

Filtered Light or Partial Sun

 

 

Euterpe edulis

 

Photo 25

 

 

 

Gaussia maya

Maya palm

Photo 28

Filtered Light

 

Guihaia argyrata

 

Photo 28-30

 

 

 

Hedyscepe canterburyana

Umbrella palm, Big mountain palm

Photo 28

 

 

 

Heterospathe glauca

 

Photo 24 sun/or filtered     Howea belmoreana   Palm, Curly  Palm, Sentry Palm  
Photo 26-28

 

 

 

Howea forsteriana

Kentia palm, Thatch palm, Sentry palm

Photo 30

 

 

 

Hyophorbe indica

 

Photo 38

 

 

 

Hyophorbe lagenicaulis

Bottle palm

Photo 32

 

 

 

Hyophorbe verschaffeltii

Spindle palm

Photo 28-30

 

 

 

Hyphaene petersiana

 

Photo n/a

Shade

 

 

Johannesteijsmannia altifrons

Joey palm, Diamond joey palm

Photo n/a

Shade

 

 

Johannesteijsmannia magnifica

Silver joey palm

Photo 15

 

 

 

Jubaea chilensis

Chilean wine palm, coquito palm

Photo 18-20

 

    Jubaea x Butia  
Photo 22

 

 

 

Jubaeopsis caffra

 

Photo 30

Partial Sun or Shade

 

 

Kentioposis oliviformis

 

Photo 32

Filtered Light

 

 

Kerriodoxa elegans

White elephant palm

Photo 25

Partial Sun

 

 

Laccospadix australsica

Atherton palm

Photo 31

 

 

 

Latania lontaroides

Red Latan palm

Photo 40

Shade

 

 

Licuala cordata

 

Photo 35+

Shade

 

 

Licuala mapu

 

Photo 26

Filtered Light or Shade

 

 

Licuala ramsayi

Australian Fan palm

Photo 26

Filtered Lightor Shade

 

 

Licuala spinosa

Spiny Licuala palm

Photo 28

Filtered Light

 

 

Linospadix monostachya

Walking-Stick Palm

Photo 20

 

 

 

Livistona australis

Australian fan palm

Photo 20

 

 

 

Livistona chinensis

Chinese fan palm

Photo 18

 

 

 

Livistona decipiens

Ribbon fan palm, Weeping cabbage palm

Photo 22

 

 

 

Livistona muelleri

Dwarf fan palm

No Photo 29

 

 

 

Livistona robinsoniana

 

Photo 25-26

 

 

 

Livistona saribus

Taraw palm

Photo 25-26

Partial Sun or Shade

 

 

Lytocaryum weddellianum

 

Photo 32-34

Shade

 

 

Marojejya darianii

Darian palm

Photo n/a

 

 

 

Metroxylon sagu

Sago palm

Photo 15

 

 

 

Nannorrhops ritchiana

Mazari palm

Photo 28

 

 

 

Normanbya normanbyi

Queensland black palm

Photo 28-29

Partial Sun or Shade

 

 

Oraniopsis appendiculata

 

Photo 25-26

 

 

 

Parajubaea cocoides

Quito coconut palm

 Photo 24-26

 

 

 

Parajubaea torallyi

Bolivian Mountain Coconut Palm 

Photo 15-18

 

 

 

Phoenix canariensis

Canary Island date palm

Photo 18

 

 

 

Phoenix dactylifera

Date palm

Photo 20

 

 

 

Phoenix reclinata

Senegal date palm

Photo 25

 

 

 

Phoenix roebelenii

Pygmy date palm

Photo 24-25

 

 

 

Phoenix rupicola

Cliff date palm

Photo 22-25

 

 

 

Phoenix sylvestris

Silver date palm

Photo 16-18

 

 

 

Phoneix theophrasti

Cretan date palm

Photo 28-30

Filtered Light or Shade

 

 

Pinanga coronata

Ivory cane palm, Coronata Palm

Photo n/a

Filtered Light or Shade

 

 

Pinanga elmeri

 

Photo n/a

Filtered Light or Shade

 

 

Pinanga gracilis

Himalayan Pinanga

Photo 30-32

Filtered Light or Shade

 

 

Pinanga kuhlii

Ivory Cane Palm

Photo 28-30

Filtered Light

 

 

Polyandrococos caudescens

Buri Palm

Photo 30-32

Filtered Light or Partial Sun

 

 

Prestoea acuminata

 

Photo 28-30

Partial Sun

 

 

Pritchardia beccariana

Loulu palm

Photo 29

 

 

 

Pritchardia hillebrandii

Hillebrand palm

Photo 28

 

 

 

Pritchardia martii

Koolau range pritchardia, Lo'ulu hiwa

Photo 26-28

 

 

 

Pseudophoenix sargentii

 

Photo 28

 

 

 

Ptychosperma elegans

Solitaire palm

Photo 30-32

Filtered Light

 

 

Ptychosperma macarthurii

Macarthur Palm

 Photo 26-28

 

 

 

Ravenea glauca

 

Photo 28

Partial Sun or Coastal Sun

 

 

Ravenea hildebrandtii

Dwarf majesty palm

Photo 26-28

Filtered Light or Coastal Sun

 

 

Ravenea madgascariensis

 

Photo 27

 

 

 

Ravenea rivularis

Majesty palm

Photo 30

 

 

 

Reinhardtia gracilis

Window palm

Photo 0

 

 

 

Rhapidophyllum hystrix

Needle palm, porcupine palm, hedgehog palm, blue palmetto

Photo 22

Filtered Light or Shade

 

 

Rhapis excelsa

Lady palm

Photo 28

Filtered Light or Coastal Sun

 

 

Rhapis humilis

Slender lady palm

Photo 28

Filtered Light or Shade

 

 

Rhapis multifida

Finger palm

Photo 24

Filtered Light or Partial Sun

 

 

Rhopalostylis baueri

Norfolk Island palm

Photo 24 part day sun      Rhopalostylis cheesemanii       Kermadec Nikau Palm   
Photo 24

Filtered Light or Coastal Sun

 

 

Rhopalostylis sapida

Nikau palm, Shaving brush palm

Photo 30-32

 

 

 

Roystonea oleracea

South American, Venezuelan Royal Palm 

Photo 28

 

 

 

Roystonea regia

Cuban, Florida royal palm 

Photo 26-28

 

 

 

Sabal blackburniana

 

Photo 16-20 sun     Sabal bermudana    Bermuda palmetto  
Photo 25-28

 

 

 

Sabal causiarum

Puerto Rican hat Palm

Photo mid-20's       Sabal  mauritiformis    
Photo 18

 

 

 

Sabal minor

dwarf palmetto

Photo 15-20

 

 

 

Sabal palmetto

Cabbage palm, Cabbage palmetto,  Carolina palmetto

Photo 15-16

 

 

 

Sabal  "Riverside"

 

Photo 25-26

 

 

 

Sabal  uresana

Savannah Palmetto

Photo 32

 

 

 

Satakentia liukiuensis

 

Photo 10-15

 

 

 

Serenoa repens

Saw palmetto

Photo 30-32

 

 

 

Syagrus amara

Overtop palm

Photo 26-28

 

 

 

Syagrus coronata

Licury palm

Photo n/a

 

 

 

Syagrus pseudococos

Coco verde

Photo 20-18

 

 

 

Syagrus romanzoffiana

Queen palm

Photo 26

 

    Syagrus sancona  
Photo 28

Partial Sun or Coastal Sun

 

 

Syagrus schizophylla

Aricury Palm

Photo 26-28

Filtered Light or Shade

    Synecanthus fibrosus

Jellybean palm

Photo 28

 

    Thrinax radiata

Florida Thatch Palm

Photo 5

 

 

 

Trachycarpus fortunei

Chinese fan palm, Chinese windmill palm, Chusan palm, windmill palm

Photo 20

 

 

 

Trachycarpus martianus

 

Photo 20

 

    Trachycarpus takil Takil palm
Photo 10

 

 

 

Trachycarpus wagneriana

 

Photo 12-15

 

 

 

Trithrinax acanthocoma 

Spiny fiber palm

Photo 12-15

 

 

 

Trithrinax brasiliensis
(same as Trithrinax acanthocoma)

see above

Photo 21

 

    Trithrinax campestris Caranday Palm
Photo 29

 

    Veitchia arecina  
Photo 32

Partial Sun or Coastal  Sun

    Veitchia joannis  
Photo 35-40

 

 

 

Veitchia merrillii

Manila palm

Photo 30

Partial Sun or Coastal Sun

    Wallichia distichia  
Photo 15

 

 

 

Washingtonia filifera

California fan palm, petticoat palm

Photo 18

 

 

 

Washingtonia robusta

Mexican fan palm, Washington Palm

Photo 26

 

 

 

Wodyetia bifurcata

Foxtail Palm

Photo 32

 

 

 

Zombia antillarum

Zombie palm

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