What Is the Scientific Name for a Palm Tree?

Generally, palms are called Arecaceae, Palmae or Palmaceae. More specific scientific names are descriptive. They denote the location the palm was found, the type of palm or a prominent feature.

Keywords: latin, location, prominent feature

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