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The Anatomy of Palms: Arecaceae - Palmae

P. Barry Tomlinson, James W. Horn, and Jack B. Fisher


Palms are an economically important group of plants and support major agronomic and horticultural industries, quite apart from their regional use in the cultures of many tropical countries as sources of food, fibre, and building materials. Although easily recognized and limited by a lack of secondary growth, they range widely in size, life form, and habitat. This book provides a survey of the structure and vegetative anatomy of members of the palm family (Arecaceae or Palmae) and uses the most recent molecular phylogenetic treatment of the family as the basis for interpreting the systematic an ... More

Keywords: palms, vegetative anatomy, palm family, molecular phylogenetic treatment, palm structure, systematic anatomy

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780199558926
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2015 DOI:10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199558926.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

P. Barry Tomlinson, author
Harvard University, USA, The National Tropical Botanical Garden, Hawaii & The Kampong Garden, Miami, Florida

James W. Horn, author
Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, Florida & Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC

Jack B. Fisher, author
Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, Florida