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Palm Tree Varieties Common and Latin Names

Updated on September 1, 2011

Mostly Planted Varieties

Palm trees are great for ornamenting gardens. Now with so many varieties to choose from, when there are over 2600 palm varieties counted so far all over the world, it could be a bit hard to identify which palm is which.

Some Mediterranean farmers plant palm trees to show their wealth. The bigger the palm and the more they have means the more assets they own.

In some Arab countries date palms are very closely guarded. Some families that make a living out growing, harvesting and selling dates, which to some families, it´s they’re only source of income, keep a very watchful eye on their  date production.

Here is a list of the most commonly used palm trees mostly for ornamental purposes. Firstly the scientific/Latin name followed by the common name.

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Scientific/Latin name   
Common name   
Archontophoenix alexandrae 
King Palm 
 Bismarckia nobilis
Bismarck Palm 
Brahea armata
Blue Hesper Palm
Butia yatay
Yatay Palm
Caryota mitis
Clustered Fishtail Palm
Chamaedora seifrizii
Seifriz Bamboo Palm
Chamaerops humilis
Mediterranean Fan Palm
Chamaerops vulcano
Vulcano island palm
Copernicia alba
Caranday Palm
Dypsis decarii
Triangle Palm
Dydsis lutescens
Golden Cane Palm
Howea forsteriana
Kentia Palm
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Jubaea chilensis   
Chilean Wine Palm   
Licuala grandis 
Ruffled Fan Palm 
Livistona chinensis 
Chinese Fan Palm 
Phoenix canariensis 
Canary Island Date Palm 
Phoenix dactylifera
Date Palm
Phoenix reclinata
Senegal Date Palm
Phoenix roebelinii
Pygmy Date Palm
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Rhaphis humilis   
Slender Lady Palm   
Roystonea regia 
Cuban Royal Palm 
 Sabal mexicana
Texas Palmetto 
Sabal palmetto 
 Palmetto Palm
Syagrus romanzoffiana
Queen palm
Trachycarpus fortuneii
Chusan palm
Trithrinax campestris
Campestre palm
Washingtonia filifera
Cotton palm
Washingtonia robusta
Sky-duster palm
Bamboo Palm
Bamboo Palm
Bismark palm
Bismark palm
Blue Hesper palm
Blue Hesper palm
Fishtail palm
Fishtail palm
King palm
King palm
Mediterranean fan palm
Mediterranean fan palm
Yatay palm
Yatay palm


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