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Glossary of Palm Terms and Palmweb

The European Network of Palm Scientists (EUNOPS) has compiled and published a glossary of terms which is available in a searchable format from the link below. This is an extremely comprehensive directory of terminology and covers palm terminology worldwide – not just in Europe.

The information is based on the glossary in Dransfield, J., N.W. Uhl, C.B. Asmussen-Lange, W.J. Baker, M.M. Harley & C.E. Lewis. 2008. Genera Palmarum – Evolution and Classification of the Palms. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Glossary of Palm Terms


In conjunction, please also visit the Palmweb – where you can access information on a comprehensive range of Palms.