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Arecaceae Berchtold & J. Presl. Palm Family.

Contributed by Scott Zona and Alan S. Weakley

Key to Arecaceae

A family of about 181 genera and 2600 species, trees and shrubs, of tropical and subtropical regions of both hemispheres.

ID notes:In palmate and costapalmate palms, the hastula is the triangle of tissue where the petiole joins the leaf blade, as seen on the upper (adaxial) surface.

Ref: Baker & Dransfield (2016); Dransfield & Uhl In Kubitzki (1998b); Dransfield et al. (2008); Zona (2000) In Flora of North America Editorial Committee (2000). Show full citations.

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