Common names of palms

The following is a list of palms sorted by common names. Click on a scientific name for access to Fairchild's data and images.


Common nameScientific name
Acai palmEuterpe oleracea
African doum palmHyphaene thebaica
African oil palmElaeis guineensis
Alexander palmPtychosperma elegans
Alexandra palmArchontophoenix alexandrae
American oil palmAttalea
American oil palmElaeis oleifera
Andean Wax PalmCeroxylon
Areca palmDypsis lutescens
Arikury palmSyagrus schizophylla
Assai palmEuterpe oleracea
Atherton palmLaccospadix australasica
Australian fan palmLivistona australis
Bailey palmCopernicia baileyana
Bamboo palmChamaedorea microspadix
Bamboo palmChamaedorea seifrizii
Bamboo palmRhapis excelsa
Barbel palmAcanthophoenix rubra
Barrel PalmColpothrinax wrightii
BayasOncosperma horridum
Belly palmGastrococos crispa
Belmore sentry palmHowea belmoreana
Bermuda fan palmSabal bermudana
Betel palm, betelnut palmAreca catechu
Bismarck palmBismarckia nobilis
Black palmAstrocaryum standleyanum
Black palmNormanbya normanbyi
Blue hesper palmBrahea armata
Blue latan palmLatania loddigesii
Blue-stem palmettoSabal minor
Bottle palmHyophorbe lagenicaulis
Brittle thatch palmThrinax morrisii
Broad thatchThrinax excelsa
Broom thatchThrinax parviflora
Buccaneer palmPseudophoenix sargentii
Buccaneer palmPseudophoenix vinifera
Buri palmPolyandrococos caudescens
Bush palmettoSabal minor
Butterfly PalmDypsis lutescens
Cabada palmDypsis cabadae
Cabbage palmSabal palmetto
CagicakeVeitchia filifera
Calappa palmActinorhytis calapparia
California fan palmWashingtonia filifera
Canary Island date palmPhoenix canariensis
Caranday palmCopernicia alba
Caribbean royal palmRoystonea oleracea
Carnauba wax palmCopernicia prunifera
Carpentaria palmCarpentaria acuminata
Cat palmChamaedorea cataractarum
Cayman thatch palmCoccothrinax proctorii
Central Australian fan palmLivistona mariae
Chilean wine palmJubaea chilensis
Chinese fan palmLivistona chinensis
Chinese fishtail palmCaryota ochlandra
Chinese windmill palmTrachycarpus fortunei
Chonta palmJuania australis
Christmas palmAdonidia merrillii
Chusan PalmTrachycarpus fortunei
Cliff date palmPhoenix rupicola
Climbing palmChamaedorea elatior
Clustering fishtail palmCaryota mitis
Coco-de-merLodoicea maldivica
CoconutCocos nucifera
Cohune palmAttalea cohune
Colombian foxtail palmSyagrus sancona
CorojoGastrococos crispa
CorossieAttalea crassispatha
CorozoElaeis oleifera
CorozoSyagrus stenopetala
Cuban manac palmCalyptronoma plumeriana
Cuban petticoat palmCopernicia macroglossa
Cuban royal palmRoystonea regia
Cuban silver palmCoccothrinax littoralis
CusiAttalea phalerata
Date palmPhoenix dactylifera
Desert fan palmWashingtonia filifera
Double coconutLodoicea maldivica
Doum palmHyphaene thebaica
Dwarf date palmPhoenix roebelenii
Dwarf lady palmRhapis subtilis
Dwarf palmettoSabal minor
Dwarf sugar palmArenga engleri
Dwarf sugar palmArenga tremula
Dwarf yellow coconutCocos nucifera 'Dwarf Yellow'
East African Doum PalmHyphaene compressa
European fan palmChamaerops humilis
Everglades palmAcoelorrhaphe wrightii
FarihazoDypsis baronii
Feather duster palmRhopalostylis sapida
Fiji fan palmPritchardia pacifica
Finger palmRhapis multifida
Fishtail palmCaryota
Fishtail palmCaryota rumphiana
Fishtail wait-a-whileCalamus caryotoides
Florida royal palmRoystonea regia
Florida thatch palmThrinax radiata
Footstool palmLivistona rotundifolia
Formosa sugar palmArenga engleri
Foxtail palmWodyetia bifurcata
Fragrant Cuban thatchCoccothrinax fragrans
GamitiVeitchia metiti
Gebanga palmCorypha utan
Giant fishtail palmCaryota no
Giant foxtail palmSyagrus sancona
Giant mountain fishtail palmCaryota maxima
Giant window pane palmReinhardtia latisecta
Gingerbread palmHyphaene
Golden Malay coconutCocos nucifera 'Dwarf Orange'
Golden Malay coconutCocos nucifera 'Golden Malay'
Green Malay coconutCocos nucifera 'Dwarf Green'
Green Malay coconutCocos nucifera 'Green Malay'
Gru-gru, grugruAcrocomia aculeata
Guadalupe palmBrahea edulis
Hesper palmBrahea
HirihiryDypsis arenarum
Hispaniolan palmettoSabal domingensis
Hurricane palmDictyosperma album
Ivory cane palmPinanga kuhlii
Ivory nut palmPhytelephas macrocarpa
Jaggery palmCaryota urens
JakaArenga undulatifolia
Jamaican silver thatchCoccothrinax jamaicensis
Jamaican thatch palmThrinax excelsa
Jelly bean palmSynechanthus fibrosus
Jelly palmButia capitata
Joey palmJohannesteijsmannia altifrons
Kaffir PalmJubaeopsis caffra
KaivatuVeitchia vitiensis
KawosieAttalea crassispatha
Kentia palmHowea fosteriana
Key palmThrinax
Key thatch palmThrinax morrisii
King Alexander palmArchontophoenix alexandrae
King coconutCocos nucifera 'King'
King palmArchontophoenix
LaafaDypsis mananjarensis
Lady palmRhapis excelsa
LafahazoDypsis lutescens
LafazaDypsis lutescens
LakatraDypsis mananjarensis
LangkapArenga obtusifolia
Laos lady palmRhapis laosensis
Latan palmLatania
Licury palmSyagrus coronata
Lipstick palmCyrtostachys renda
Little blue-stemSabal minor
Llume PalmGaussia attenuata
Long thatchCalyptronoma occidentalis
Lontar PalmBorassus flabellifer
Macarthur PalmPtychosperma macarthurii
Macaw palmAiphanes minima
Majestic palm, Majesty palmRavenea rivularis
Makapuno coconutCocos nucifera 'Makapuno'
Manac palmCalyptronoma
Mangrove date palmPhoenix paludosa
Mangrove fan palmLicuala spinosa
Mangrove palmNypa fruticans
Manila palmAdonidia merrillii
Martius' windmill palmTrachycarpus martianus
Maya palmChamaedorea hooperiana
Maya palmGaussia maya
Maypan coconutCocos nucifera 'Maypan'
Mazari palmNannorrhops ritchiana
Metallic palmChamaedorea metallica
Mexican fan palmWashingtonia robusta
Mexican silver palmCoccothrinax readii
Mexican WashingtoniaWashingtonia robusta
Miami palmettoSabal miamiensis
Mini FishtailChamaedorea metallica
Miniature Date PalmPhoenix roebelenii
Miniature Fan PalmRhapis excelsa
Montgomery palmVeitchia arecina
Morass royal palmRoystonea princeps
MoricheMauritia flexuosa
MotacuScheelea martiana
Mount Lewis king palmArchontophoenix purpurea
Mountain cabbageRoystonea altissima
Mountain cabbage palmPrestoea montana
Mountain thatch palmThrinax parviflora
NakoaiVeitchia spiralis
Nawassi coconutCocos nucifera 'Nawassi'
Neanthe bellaChamaedorea elegans
Needle palmRhapidophyllum hystrix
Nibung palmOncosperma tigillarium
Nikau palmRhopalostylis sapida
NipaNypa fruticans
NiuniuVeitchia filifera
Norfolk island palmRhopalostylis baueri
Northern kentia palmGronophyllum ramsayi
Oil palmAttalea
Oil palmElaeis
Old man palmCoccothrinax crinita
Ouricury palmSyagrus coronata
Overtop palmSyagrus amara
OvodaafaDypsis mananjarensis
PacayaChamaedorea tepejilote
Palma bravaHeterospathe elata
Palma de lluviaGaussia attenuata
Palma de SombreroSabal causiarum
Palma manacaCalyptronoma rivalis
Palma petateCoccothrinax crinita
Palma realAttalea
Palma realRoystonea
Palmetto palmSabal palmetto
PalmichoEuterpe purpurea
PalmillaSynechanthus fibrosus
Palmiste marronPseudophoenix lediniana
Palmyra palmBorassus flabellifer
Parlor palmChamaedorea elegans
Paurotis palmAcoelorrhaphe wrightii
Peach palmBactris gasipaes
Petit cocoAttalea crassispatha
Petticoat palmCopernicia macroglossa
Piassaba palmAttalea funifera
Piassaba palmLeopoldinia
Piccabeen palmArchontophoenix cunninghamiana
Pimento palmSchippia concolor
Pindo palmButia capitata
Potato chip palmChamaedorea tuerckheimii
Princess palmDictyosperma album
Proctor's silver palmCoccothrinax proctorii
Puerto Rican hat palmSabal causiarum
Puerto Rican manac palmCalyptronoma rivalis
Puerto Rican royal palmRoystonea borinquena
Pygmy date palmPhoenix roebelenii
Queen palmSyagrus romanzoffiana
Queensland black palmNormanbya normanbyi
Raffia palmRaphia farinifera
RaosyDypsis scottiana
RavimbeMarojejya darianii
RavimbontroDypsis fibrosa
RavintsiraDypsis lastelliana
Red feather palmChambeyronia hookeri
Red feather palmChambeyronia macrocarpa
Red latan palmLatania lontaroides
Red lemur palmLemurophoenix halleuxii
Redneck palmDypsis leptocheilos
Reed palmChamaedorea seifrizii
RehazoDypsis lutescens
Ribbon fan palm, ribbon palmLivistona decipiens
Rio Grande palmettoSabal mexicana
Root-spine PalmCryosophila
Roundleaf fan palmLivistona rotundifolia
Royal palmRoystonea regia
Ruffle palmAiphanes aculeata
Ruffles palmChamaedorea tuerckheimii
Sagisi palmHeterospathe elata
SalakSalacca zalacca
San Jose hesper palmBrahea brandegeei
Sand palmLivistona humilis
Sargent's cherry palmPseudophoenix sargentii
Satake palmSatakentia liukiuensis
Saw palmettoSerenoa repens
Scrub palmettoSabal etonia
Sealing wax palmCyrtostachys renda
Seashore palmAllagoptera arenaria
Senegal date palmPhoenix reclinata
Sentry palmHowea forsterana
Seychelles stilt palmVerschaffeltia splendida
Short hair old man palmCoccothrinax crinita ssp. brevicrinis
Siamese date palmPhoenix paludosa
Sierra palmGaussia princeps
Silk-top thatchThrinax radiata
Silver date palmPhoenix sylvestris
Silver joeyJohannesteijsmannia magnifica
Silver palmCoccothrinax argentata
Silver pimento palmSchippia concolor
Sinaloa hesper palmBrahea aculeata
SiraDypsis lastelliana
SkydusterWashingtonia robusta
Slender lady palmRhapis humilis
Solitaire palmPtychosperma elegans
Sonoran palmettoSabal uresana
Spindle palmHyophorbe verschaffeltii
Spiny LicualaLicuala spinosa
Stemless cluster palmChamaedorea radicalis
Stilt palmVerschaffeltia splendida
Sugar date palmPhoenix sylvestris
Sugar palmArenga pinnata
Sunshine palmVeitchia arecina
TaguaPhytelephas macrocarpa
Talipot palmCorypha umbraculifera
Taraw palmLivistona saribus
Teddy bear palmDypsis lastelliana
TepuaVeitchia arecina
Texas palmettoSabal mexicana
Thai dwarf lady palmRhapis subtilis
Thai giant fishtail palmCaryota gigas
Thailand lady palmRhapis subtilis
Tiger palmPinanga maculata
Toddy fishtail palmCaryota urens
TongaloDypsis baronii
Triangle palmDypsis decaryi
Tyre palmCoccothrinax alta
Umbrella PalmHedyscepe canterburyana
Vanuatu fan palmLicuala grandis
Vegetable ivory palmHyphaene petersiana
Venezuelan royal palmRoystonea oleracea
VonitraDypsis fibrosa
VonitrambohitraDypsis fibrosa
Wait-a-whileCalamus
Walking stick palmLinospadix monostachya
Wanga palmPigafetta filaris
Warri cohuneAstrocaryum mexicanum
Washington palmWashingtonia
Wax palmCeroxylon
Weeping cabbage palmLivistona decipiens
West Indian royal palmRoystonea oleracea
White elephant palmKerriodoxa elegans
Wild date palmPhoenix reclinata
Windamere palmTrachycarpus latisectus
Windmill palmTrachycarpus fortunei
Window pane palmReinhardtia gracilis
Wine palmCaryota urens
Wine palmJubaea chilensis
Wine palmPseudophoenix vinifera
Winin palmVeitchia winin
Wispy fan palmLivistona inermis
Woolly butia palmButia eriospatha
Yaeyama palmSatakentia liukiuensis
Yatay palmButia yatay
Yellow latan palmLatania verschaffeltii
Yellow Malay coconutCocos nucifera 'Yellow Malay'
Yunnan dwarf palmTrachycarpus nanus
Zombi palmZombia antillarum