Anatomical images of palms

These images show the microscopic structure of palm leaves. Fairchild scientists are compiling these images as part of a comprehensive survey of palm anatomy. The project is funded by National Science Foundation Award #0515683. Additional information on this project is available on the Palm Anatomy page.



Adonidia merrillii
"Christmas palm," "Manila palm"
leaflet, transverse section

Adonidia merrillii
"Christmas palm," "Manila palm"
leaflet, transverse section

Adonidia merrillii
"Christmas palm," "Manila palm"
leaflet, transverse section

Adonidia merrillii
"Christmas palm," "Manila palm"
leaflet, transverse section

Adonidia merrillii
"Christmas palm," "Manila palm"
leaflet, longitudinal section

Bismarckia nobilis
"Bismarck palm"
leaflet, longitudinal section

Bismarckia nobilis
"Bismarck palm"
leaflet, transverse section

Borassodendron machadonis
leaflet, transverse section

Borassodendron machadonis
leaflet, longitudinal section

Brahea berlandieri
leaflet, longitudinal section

Brahea berlandieri
leaflet, transverse section

Coccothrinax barbadensis
leaflet, transverse section

Coccothrinax barbadensis
leaflet, longitudinal section

Coccothrinax barbadensis
leaflet, transverse section

Colpothrinax wrightii
"Barrel Palm"
leaflet, transverse section

Copernicia macroglossa
"Cuban petticoat palm," "Petticoat palm"
leaflet, transverse section

Copernicia macroglossa
"Cuban petticoat palm," "Petticoat palm"
leaflet, longitudinal section

Copernicia rigida
leaflet, longitudinal section

Copernicia rigida
leaflet, longitudinal section

Copernicia rigida
leaflet, transverse section

Copernicia rigida
leaflet, transverse section

Hyophorbe verschaffeltii
"Spindle palm"
leaflet, longitudinal section

Hyophorbe verschaffeltii
"Spindle palm"
leaflet, transverse section

Hyphaene dichotoma
leaflet, transverse section

Hyphaene dichotoma
leaflet, transverse section

Hyphaene dichotoma
leaflet, longitudinal section

Iguanura wallichiana var. major
leaflet, transverse section

Iguanura wallichiana var. major
leaflet, transverse section

Iguanura wallichiana var. major
leaflet, transverse section

Iguanura wallichiana var. major
leaflet, transverse section

Livistona woodfordii
leaflet, longitudinal section

Livistona woodfordii
leaflet, transverse section

Medemia argun
leaflet, transverse section

Medemia argun
leaflet, longitudinal section

Nannorrhops ritchiana
"Mazari palm"
leaflet, transverse section

Nannorrhops ritchiana
"Mazari palm"
leaflet, longitudinal section

Pseudophoenix lediniana
"Palmiste marron"
leaflet, longitudinal section

Pseudophoenix lediniana
"Palmiste marron"
leaflet, transverse section

Pseudophoenix lediniana
"Palmiste marron"
leaflet, transverse section

Pseudophoenix lediniana
"Palmiste marron"
leaflet, transverse section

Ravenea rivularis
"Majestic palm, Majesty palm"
leaflet, longitudinal section

Ravenea rivularis
"Majestic palm, Majesty palm"
leaflet, transverse section

Ravenea rivularis
"Majestic palm, Majesty palm"
leaflet, transverse section

Ravenea rivularis
"Majestic palm, Majesty palm"
leaflet, transverse section

Rhapidophyllum hystrix
"Needle palm"
leaflet, longitudinal section

Rhapidophyllum hystrix
"Needle palm"
leaflet, transverse section

Veitchia spiralis
"Nakoai"
leaflet, longitudinal section

Veitchia spiralis
"Nakoai"
leaflet, transverse section

Veitchia spiralis
"Nakoai"
leaflet, transverse section