Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
The Anatomy of PalmsArecaceae - Palmae$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

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

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780199558926

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2015

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199558926.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (oxford.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Oxford University Press, 2021. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in OSO for personal use. date: 17 January 2022

Subfamily Arecoideae

Subfamily Arecoideae

(p.185) Subfamily Arecoideae
The Anatomy of Palms

P. Barry Tomlinson

James W. Horn

Jack B. Fisher

Oxford University Press

Arecoideae is the largest subfamily of Arecaceae, containing about 1300 spp. within 107 genera. The group includes the great majority of arborescent palms with reduplicately pinnate leaves, as well as many palms of low stature (also reduplicately pinnate) that are important components of rainforest understorey vegetation. The distribution of the subfamily is primarily concentrated in the wet tropics of the New World and southeast Asia to the South Pacific. This chapter discusses the anatomical features of the tribes Iriarteeae, Chamaedoreeae, Podococceae, Oranieae, Sclerospermeae, Roystoneeae, Reinhardtieae, Cocoseae, Manicarieae, Euterpeae, Geonomateae, Leopoldinieae, Pelagodoxeae, and Areceae. It also provides a summary of major Leaf anatomical characters and states that contribute to an understanding of the systematics of Arecoideae at the intertribal level.

Keywords:   palms, tribal clades, anatomical features, vegetative anatomy, Arecaceae

Oxford Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .