HyperDic: family_palmae

English > 1 sense of the expression family Palmae:
NOUNplantfamily Palmae, Palmae, Palmaceae, family Palmaceae, Arecaceae, family Arecaceae, palm familychiefly tropical trees and shrubs and vines usually having a tall columnar trunk bearing a crown of very large leaves
English > family Palmae: 1 sense > noun 1, plant
Meaningchiefly tropical trees and shrubs and vines usually having a tall columnar trunk bearing a crown of very large leaves; coextensive with the order Palmales.
SynonymsPalmae, Palmaceae, family Palmaceae, Arecaceae, family Arecaceae, palm family
Member ofPalmales, order Palmalescoextensive with the family Palmae
MembersAcrocomia, genus AcrocomiaCentral and South American feather palms
Arenga, genus ArengaA genus of tropical Asian and Malaysian palm trees
Attalea, genus AttaleaUnarmed feather palms of central and northern South America
Borassus, genus Borassuspalmyra
Caryota, genus Caryotafishtail palms
Ceroxylon, genus Ceroxylonwax palms
Cocos, genus Cocoscoconut palms
Copernicia, genus CoperniciaSlow-growing tropical fan palms
Corypha, genus Coryphalarge fan palms of tropical Asia to Australia
Elaeis, genus Elaeisoil palms
Euterpe, genus EuterpeA monocotyledonous genus of graceful palm trees in tropical America
Livistona, genus Livistonafan palms of Asia and Australia and Malaysia
Metroxylon, genus MetroxylonA genus of Malayan pinnate-leaved palm trees that flower and fruit once and then die
Nipa, genus Nipa, Nypa, genus Nypamonotypic genus of palms of Australasia
Orbignya, genus Orbignyapalms of southern Mexico to northern South America
Raffia, genus Raffia, Raphia, genus Raphiafeather palm of tropical Africa and Madagascar / Madagascar and Central and South America widely grown for commercial purposes
Rhapis, genus Rhapisgenus of small clump-forming fan palms of China and Japan
Roystonea, genus RoystoneaA monocotyledonous genus of West Indian feather palms
Sabal, genus SabalAmerican dwarf fan palms
Serenoa, genus SerenoaOne species
Thrinax, genus Thrinaxsmall to medium-sized fan palms
genus ArecaA monocotyledonous genus of palm trees
genus Calamusdistinctive often spiny-stemmed palms found as climbers in tropical and subtropical forest / forest
genus CorozoA monocotyledonous genus of tropical American palm trees
palm, palm treeAny plant of the family Palmae having an unbranched trunk crowned by large pinnate or palmate leaves
phoenicophorium, genus Phoenicophoriumlatanier palm
phoenix, genus PhoenixA large monocotyledonous genus of pinnate-leaved palms found in Asia and Africa
phytelephas, genus Phytelephassmall genus of South American feather palms
Broadermonocot family, liliopsid familyfamily of flowering plants having a single cotyledon (embryonic leaf) in the seed
SpanishPalmaceae, Palmae, palmas
CatalanArecaceae, Palmae

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