: Palms are one of the most documented and most studied plants in the world and there are over 2600 species of palm tree types known today. Palm trees have an amazing amount of variations and differences in morphology, creating one the most diverse range of species. Basic characteristics of palm trees include growth from a single stem with crowns of evergreen leaves arranged in either a fan shape or feathery blooms. Most palms have inflorescence containing colorful flowers, which are usually small and white. The fruits of palms are considered to be drupes, or fruits containing a fleshy, soft part surrounding a hard seed center.
Hurricane Palm: Native to the Mascarene islands. Long arching fronds with broad leaflets to 3' having a blackish grey trunk to 30'. Known for flowering at early age and for its bulging base and large crownshaft. Beautiful in the tropical landscape. Hardy in zones 10-11.