Palm names : Meanings

Starting out with palms? Trying to learn about the many species of palm and grappling with all those Latin and Greek prefixes and suffixes? Just to help we've compiled the following list of words and their meanings from many sources on the web. Some occur on their own and others appear as part of other plant names. Try using this list to work out what all those complicated names mean from time to time; you will find that, slowly but surely everything begins to fall into place!

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acutifolia/um/ussharp leaved
adscendensascending
adusta/um/usburnt/black
aemula/um/usemulating
aequale/usequal
aequatoriale, aequatorialisequatorial
aeruginosa, aeruginosum, aeruginosusrusty colour
aethiopia, aethiopium, aethiopiusfrom Ethiopia
aethiopsfrom Abyssinia
afer, afra, afrumAfrican
affine, affinislike
africana, africanum, africanusfrom Africa
aggregata, aggregatum, aggregatuscompound/aggregated
agrirough
aiphanesjagged
alata, alatum, alatuswinged
alba, album, albus, albida, albidum, albiduswhite
albicanswhitish
alpina, alpinum, alpinusalpine
alta, altum, altus, altile, altilistall
alternata, alternatum, alternatusalternating
amabile, amabilisbeautiful
amara, amarum, amarusbitter
ambigua, ambiguum, ambiguusambiguous
amethystina, amethystinum, amethystinusviolet
amicarumfrom Tonga (friendship) isles
amoena, amoenum, amoenusdelightful
amosa/um/usbranch
ampla, amplum, amplusfull/large
amygda/um/usalmond
andina, andinum, andinusthe andes
andra/um/usanther
angulare, angularisangular
angusta, angustum, angustusnarrow
anomala, anomalum, anomalusanomalous
antha/um/usflower
antillarumfrom the Antilles
antioquiense, antioquiensisfrom Antioquia, Colombia
antiquora, antiquorum, antiquorusancient
appendica/um/usappendage
aprica, apricum, apricussun loving
aquatica, aquaticum, aquaticusaquatic
arabica, arabicum, arabicusfrom Arabia
arba/us/um/tree
archontochief/main
arenaria, arenarium, arenariussandy coloured
argentata, argentatum, argentatus,argentea, argenteum, argenteus, argyrata, argyratum, argyreia, argyreium, argyreius, argyratus,silvery
aristata, aristatum, aristatusbeard
armata (Brahea armata), armatum, armatusarmed (with spines)
aromatica, aromaticum, aromaticusaromatic
arundinacea, arundinaceum, arundinaceusgrass-like
asper, aspera, asperumrough
aspidiifolia, aspidiifolium, aspidiifoliuleaves like Aspidistra
asteriasstar-like
atashaped
ata/um/uspart
atro-very
attenuata, attenuatum, attenuatusthin
augusta, augustum, augustusnoble
aurantia, aurantium, aurantiusorange
aurea, aureum, aureusgolden
auri/um/usear (shaped)
auriculaear (like)
australasica, australasicum, australasicusAustralian
australe, australisfrom the South
axillare, axillarisaxilliary
azorica, azoricum, azoricusfrom the Azores
azurea, azureum, azureusblue
bacabaold name for a palm
bactriswalking stick
bahiana, bahianum, bahianusfrom Bahia, Brazil
baileyana, baileyanum, baileyanusderived from a real name
balam/um/usresin
barbadensisfrom Barbados
batauaold name for a palm
beccariderived from a real name
beharense, beharensisfrom Behar, Madagascar
bellapretty
bentinckiaderived from a real name
berlandieriderived from a real name
betlederived from a real name
bi-two-
bilimbiderived from a real name
bipinnata, bipinnatum, bipinnatusbipinnate
bipinnatifida, bipinnatifidum, bipinnatifidustwice pinnate
biserrata, biserratum, biserratustwice serrated
bismarckiaderived from a real name
blanda, blandum, blandusmild/pleasant
blasteembryo
botryogrape
botryscluster
brachyshort
-bracteata/um/usbracted
brahea (Brahea armata)derived from a real name
brassioderived from a real name
brevishort
bullata, bullatum, bullatuspuckered
burretioderived from a real name
butiaoriginally 'spiny'
butyracea, butyraceum, butyraceusbutter-like
caerulea, caeruleum, caeruleusblue
caesia, caesium, caesiuslight-blue
cairica, cairicum, cairicusfrom Cairo
calamusa reed
calcia/um/ustime
callosa, callosum, callosusthick
calobeautiful
caly-small
calyptro-covering
campe-huge
campechiana, campechianum, campechianusfrom Campeche, Mexico
campestre, campestris, campicola, campicolum, campicolusfrom fields
campylo-bent
canariense, canariensisfrom the Canary Isles
candida, candidum, candiduswhite
canthaspine
capense, capensisfrom the Cape
caperata, caperatum, caperatuswrinkled
capitata, capitatum, capitatushead
caraibafrom the Caribbean
caranaold name for a palm
carnea, carneum, carneusflesh coloured
carpa/um/usfruit
carpa/um/usfruit
carpentariafrom the gulf of Carpentaria, Australia
caryotanut
-caryumnut
castanea, castaneum, castaneuschestnut colour
catechuold name for a palm
cathayana, cathayanum, cathayanusfrom Cathay (China)
catingafrom Catinga, Brazil
caudata, caudatum, caudatuswith a tail
caudextrunk
caulistrunk, stem
ceilanica, ceilanicum, ceilanicusfrom Ceylon
-cepshead
cereifera, cereiferum, cereiferuswaxy
cerifera Chamaerops humilis cerifera, ceriferum, ceriferuswaxy
chaetesbristle
chamae-dwarf
chambeyroniaderived from a real name
chambiraold name for a palm
chamissonianaderived from a real name
chauno-loose
cheila/um/uslip
-cheiloslip
chelyoturtle
chlamydo-cloaked
chlor-green
chlorotica, chloroticum, chloroticusyellow/green
choriomembrane
chotama/um/usfork
chotoma/um/usfork
chrys-golden
chunioderived from a real name
ciliare, ciliarisshort-haired
ciliata, ciliatum, ciliatusshort-haired
circinale, circinaliscoiled
circumaround
cirrhifera, cirrhiferum, cirrhiferustendril-bearing
citrina, citrinum, citrinuslemon-like
clada/um/usbranch
-cladusbranch
clara, clarum, clarusbright
clinobent
clona/um/usvarieties
cocciberry
coccinea, coccineum, coccineusred
coccusberry
cochleata, cochleatum, cochleatustwisted/coiled/spiralled
cocoides Parajubaea cocoides like cocos
cocosmonkey (face-shaped)
coeleste, coelestisblue
coerulescensbluish
cohuneold name for a palm
cola/umfrom, inhabiting
cola/um/usupon
colorcoloured
colposwelling
coma/um/ushair
comia/um/ushair
commune, communiscommon, or growing in groups
commututa, commutatum, commutatuchangeable
comosa, comosum, comosustufted
concinna, concinnum, concinnusfine/elegant
concolorsame-coloured
conferta, confertum, confertuscrowded
coperniciaderived from a real name
corallina, corallinum, corallinuscora
cordata, cordatum, cordatusheart-shaped
coriacea, coriaceum, coriaceusleathery
corna/um/ushorn
coronata, coronatum, coronatuscrowned
coryneclub
coryphamountain-top (refers to termnal infloresence)
costata, costatum, costatusribbed
crassi-thick
crenata, crenatum, crenatusscalloped
crenulata, crenulatum, crenulatuswith small indentations
crepitansrattling
crinita, crinitum, crinitushairy
crispa, crispum, crispuscrinkled
cristata, cristatum, cristatuscrested
crotaliferarattle-bearing
cruenta, cruentum, cruentusblood-red
cruziana, cruzianum, cruzianusfrom Cruz, Argentinia
cryso-cold
ctenoidescomb-like
cucullata, cucullatum, cucullatushooded
-cul-like
-culatajointed
culata/um/uscalyx
-culata/um/usshaped
cuneata, cuneatum, cuneatuswedge-shaped
cupida, cupidum, cupidusdesirous
cuprea, cupreum, cupreuscopper-coloured
cuprea, cupreum, cupreussharp-pointed
-cuspidam/um/uspoint
cuspidata/um/usangle
cyanea, cyaneum, cyaneuscyan blue
cymosa, cymosum, cymosuswith cymes (flower clusters of which central flowers open first)
cyphoswelling
cyrtoarch
dactylhand/finger
dasy-thick
dealbata (Cyathea dealbata), dealbatum, dealbatuswhitish
debile, debilisweak/puny
decaten
decaryi (Dypsis decaryi)derived from a real name
decipiensdeceptive
deckeniaderived from a real name
declinata, declinatum, declinatusbent downwards
decora, decorum, decorusdecorative
decumbenscreeping with ends upright
decurrensdownward running
deflexa, deflexum, deflexusbent downwards
deltioidestriangular
deltoidea/um/ustriangular
dendrontree
dendrontree
denta/um/usteeth
diaphana/um/ustransparent
dictonet
dillatata/um/usspreading
dioica, dioicum, dioicusdioecious
disticha, distichum, distichusarranged in 2 vertical rows along a stem
divaricata (Eucalyptus gunni Divaricata), divaricatum, divaricatusspreading
dolomitica, dolomiticum, dolomiticusof the Dolomites
doreagift
doxapraise
-doxapraise
dracodragon
drymowood
dulcifica, dulcificum, dulcificusvery sweet
dulcis (Brahea dulcis blue)sweet
dumetosa, dumetosum, dumetosusbushy
duriorhard, tough
dyscrita, dyscritum, dyscritusdescribed as bad
echinulata, echinulatum, echinulatushedgehog-like
edule, edulisedible
eissonacrowned
elaeisolive tree
elata, elatum, elatustall
elatiortall
eleio-water
elephaselephant
emarginata/uim/usnotched or grooved margin
-ense, -ensisfrom (a place/region)
ensforme/issword-like
erio-(Butia eriospatha)woolly
erosa, erosum, erosusjagged
erubescensreddish
eruca/um/usfiery red
erumpenserupting
erythro-red
-escensbearing
esculenta/um/usedible
etoniafrom etonia, Florida
eug-good
euterpe (Euterpe edulis)derived from a real name
exaltata/um/usvery tall
exigua/um/ussmall, very weak
exor-exterior
faciata/um/usfastened/bound
falcata/um/ussickle-shaped
fallaxmisleading
fasciata/um/usbound together
fasicularegrouped
-ferabearing
fera/um/us- bearing
ferrea/um/usof iron
feruginea/um/usrusty coloured
fibrosa/um/us (Guihaia grossefibrosa), (Dicksonia fibrosa)fibrous
fida/um/usdivided
fida/um/uscleft/cut
filamentosa/um/us (Yucca filamentosa), (Yucca filamentosa Gloriosa)with filaments/threads
filare/isthread-like
filici-fern
fissi-split
fistula/um/ushollow
flabellata/um/usfan-shaped
flabelliferfan-bearing
flagella/um/uswhip
flammea/um/usflame coloured
flava/um/usyellow
flavescensyellowish
foetida, foetidum, foetidusbad-smelling
forficata, forficatum, forficatuslance-shaped
-forme- shaped
formosa/um/usbeautiful
formosana/um/usfrom Formosa (Taiwan)
frarinacea/um/usfloury
fraxini-ash (tree) like
fronsfrond
frutescensshrubby
fulgensshiny
fulgidashining
funi-cord/rope
furcata/um/usfork
furfur-floury
fusca/um/usbrown
gamiovaold name for a palm
gasipaesderived from a real name
gaussiaderived from a real name
genagenesis
geni-bent
geonomaof the earth
gibba/um/usswollen
glabra/um/ussmooth and hairless
glandulosa/um/uswith glands
glauca/um/us (Xanthorrhoea glauca), (Ravanea glauca)with a layer of thin powder
glaucescens (Syagrus glaucescens)with a light layer of powder
glauci-covered with a light bloom
glochinbristle
glomerataclustered
glossa/um/ustongue
glutinosa/um/ussticky
gona/um/usangle
gonio-angle
gopterawings
gracilegraceful
gramin-grassy
grata/um/uspleasant
griseo-gray
grono-cave-(formed)
guagaraold name for a palm
guihaia (Guihaia argyrata), (Guihaia grossefibrosa)derived from a real name
gulubiaold name for a palm
guttata/um/usspot
gyna-female
-gynefemale
halmooreaderived from a real name
hapheneedle
hastata/um/usarrow shaped
hecato-hundred
hedy-sweet-
hetero-various
hexa-six
hidpidula/um/usbristly
hira/um/ushairy
hirsuta/um/ushairy
hispida/um/usbristly
holo-totally
howeaderived from a real name
hydria-water
hyopig
hyphaenewoven
hypo-half/under
hystrix (Rhapidophyllum hystrix)hedgehog-like, bristly
ignea/um/usfiery red
igua -lizard
imbricata/um/usoverlapping
imitansimitating/resembling
immersa/um//usimmersed/covered
imperatioutstanding
incarnata/um/usflesh coloured
incisa/um/usincised
inerme/isunarmed, spineless
ingensfiery coloured
insigne/insignisremarkable
ipotold name for a palm
iriarteaderived from a real name
-issima/mum.mus- most
itayaPeruvian river
japonica/um/us (Citrus japonica), (Fatsia japonica), (Pseudosasa japonica), (Iris japonica), (Eriobotrya Japonica)from Japan
jauariold name for a palm
javanica/um/usfrom Java
johannesteismanniaderived from a real name
juaniaderived from a real name
jubaea (Jubaea chilensis), (Parajubeaa)derived from a real name
jubaeopsislike (Jubaea chilensis)
juga/um/usyoked
jugata/um/usjoin
korthalsderived from a real name
laccohole
laciniosa/um/usshredded/torn
lactea/um/usmilky
laeve/laevissmooth
lageni-bottle shaped
lakkaold name for a palm
lanata/um/uswoolly
lanigera/um/ushairy
lanuginosa/um/ushairy
lasia-wool
latashaped
lataniaderived from a real name
lateri-side-
lati-wide
lavoixaderived from a real name
laxi-open/loose
leio-smooth
lene/lenissoft/smooth
leopoldiniaderived from a real name
lepidota/um/usscaly
lepisscale
leprosa/um/usscaly
lepto-thin
leuco- (Allagoptera leucocalyx)white
licualaderived from a real name
ligulata/um/uswith a strap
limosa/um/usmarshy
lingu-tongue
litica/um/usstone
littorale/isof the seashore
livistona (Livistona)derived from a real name
loddigesiiderived from a real name
lodoiceaderived from a real name
lorrhollow
louveliaderived from a real name
loxoangled
lucida/um/usbright/clear
lupulina/um/usyellowish
lutea/um/usyellow
lytounbound
mackeeaderived from a real name
macra-big
maculata, maculatum, maculatusspot
majorbigger
makeruold name for a palm
manicarialike a sleeve
maporaold name for a palm
marajaold name for a palm
marajejyaderived from a real name
margarita/um/uspearly
marginata/um/usmargined
maripaold name for a palm
marmorata/um/usmottled
masoaladerived from a real name
mauritiaderived from a real name
maxburrettaderived from a real name
maximilianaderived from a real name
medemianothing/empty
medicamedical
melanablack
merapart
-merapart
metallica/um/usmetallic
metr-heart
mexicana/um/us (Agave neomexicana)from Mexico
micro/otiny
militare/ismilitary
miniata/um/usred
minima/um/ustiniest
minuta/um/ustiny
mira/um/usamazing
mirabile/uswonderful
miraguamaderived from a real name
mitisunarmed
mitri-mitre
molle/mollissoft
mono-one/single
monstrosa/um/usmonstrous
montana/um/usof the mountains
moratiaderived from a real name
morpha/um/usform
mosaica/um/usmosaic-like
mucronata/um/usshort-tipped
multi-multi
murumuruold name for a palm
mutica/um/usblunt
myria-many
nana/um/ussmall
neglecta/um/usneglected
nemathread
nemorosa/um/usof the woods
neonicholsoniaderived from a real name
nephro-kidney shaped
neura/um/usnerve
nigra/um/usblack
nigrescensblack
nitida/um/us (Livistona nitida) (Brahea nitida)shiny
noold name for a palm
nobile/um/usnoble
normanbyaderived from a real name
nota/um/usnoteable
nubi-cloud
nucinut
nuratail
nutanspendulous
nypaderived from a real name
obesa/um/usfat/thick
oblongata/um/usoblong
obtusa/um/usblunt
occidentale/isoriental
ochl-ochre yellow
odora/um/usodorous
odorata/um/us (Butyagrus odorata)fragrant
odoxapraise/glory
oeno-vine/wine-
oides (Parajubaea cocoides),(Cordyline dracaenoides), (Latania Lontaroides)-like
olei-oil
oleracea/um/usvegetable/edible
oligofew
oligoclona/um/usrarity
onegg
oncoswelling
ophiosnake
opsis- like
oraniaderived from a real name
orbiculare/isround
oreo-rock
e/orops (Chamaerops)shrub
ortho-straight
osafrom
oxy-acidic/sharp
oxylonwood
pachy-thick
pallenspale
pallida/um/uspallid
palmata/um/usshaped like a hand
palmetto (Sabal palmetto)small old name for a palm
palu-swamp
paniculata/um/uswith flower panicles
papillosa/um/usnipple like
para-near to
paramacaold name for a palm
parva/um/ussmall
patensspreading
patula/um/usspreading/broad
pauci-few
pectencomb
pedata/um/usfoot-like
pelagoocean
pellodark
peltata/um/usround shield
-pendunculatapendulous
-penni-feather
pentafive
perbella/um/usmost beautiful
-pesfoot
petraea/um/usrocky
phialacovering
-phil-loving
phloeuswood bark
phoenicodate old name for a palm
phoenix (Archontophoenix), (Phoenix), (Beccariophoenix) date old name for a palm
-phor-bearing
-phor-bearing
phorbefruit
phoriumthief
phylla, phyllumleaf (Restio tetraphyllus),(Rhapidophyllum hystrix),(Cyrtomium macrophyllum)
piassabaold name for a palm
picro-bitter
picta/um/usvariegated
picturata/um/usvariegated
pigafettaderived from a real name
pili-hairy
pilosa/um/ushair
pina/um/uspine
pinangaderived from a real name
pindobassuold name for a palm
pinnata/um/uspinnate/feather shaped
platy-broad-
plectopleat
pleio- (pleioblastus (many-seeded))many
plena/um/usfull
plexfolded
plicata/um/usfolded
plomera/um/uspart
plumbea/um/uslead coloured
plumosa/um/usplumose
poamanold name for a palm
poda/um/usfoot
pogonotiumbearded
porhyro-purple
praemorsa/um/ustruncated
precatoria/um/usin prayer
prestoeaderived from a real name
princeps (Trachycarpus princeps)primary/chief
pritchardiaderived from a real name
procera/um/ustall
prolifera/um/usmany leaved or flowered
propinqua/um/usclose to
pruinifera/um/usblooming
pseudo- (Pseudosasa japonica)false
pterwinged
ptycho-fold
pubens/pubescensdowny
pubigera/um/usdowny
pulcheraa/um/uspretty
pulcherrima/um/usbeautiful
pulchra/um/uspretty
pullacea/um/usshape
pulverulenta/um/uspowdery
pumila/um/usdwarf
pumosold name for a palm
punctata/um/usspotted/with glands
punicea/um/uspurplish
purpurascens, purpureata/um/uspurplish
purpurea, purpureum, purpureuspurple
purpurea/um/uspurple
pusilla/um/ustiny
pustulata/um/usblister-like
puteolata/um/uspitted
pygmaea/um/ustiny
pyramidale/ispyramid-like
quadrangulare/is/ata/atum/atusrectangular
quadriloculare/isfour-compartmented
quinata/um/usfive-parts
quinque-five
racemos/um/uswith racemes
racinaerooted
radiata/um/usradiating
radicale/isof a root
ramosa/um/usbranch
raphianeedle
raveneaderived from a real name
reclinata/um/usreclined
recti-upright
recurvata/um/us (Beaucarnea recurvata)bent backwards
recurvi-, reflexa-bent backwards
regale/is, regia/um/usroyal
reinhardtiaderived from a real name
religiosa/um/usrevered
remota/um/usremote
rendaold name for a palm
repens (Serenoa repens)spreading
reptansspreading
reti-net
reticulata/um/usnet-like
retro-backward
retusa/um/usrounded and notched tip
rexking
rhachisrachis
rhiza/um/usroot
rhombea/um/usdiamond shaped
rhopa/um/usclub
rhops (Nannorrhops)bush
rhytiswrinkled
rigida/um/us (Yucca rigida)rigid
rigiginosa/um/usred
riparia/um/usfrom a riverbank
rivale/isfrom a stream or river
robusta/um/us (Washingtonia robusta)robust
rops (Chamaerops)shrub
roscheriaderived from a real name
rosea/um/usrosy
rostrata/um/us (Yucca rostrata)beaked
-rostrebeak
roystoneaderived from a real name
ruberred
rubescensreddish
rupestre/isrock-loving, from rocks
rupicola/um/usrock-loving, from rocks
ruvulare/isfrom a stream or river
sabal (Sabal)old name for a palm
saccifer/a/um/usbag bearing
sagupalm
salaccaderived from a real name
salici-willow (like)
sanconaderived from a real name
sancta/um/usholy
sanguina/eum/eusdeep blood red
sapida/um/us (Rhopalostylis sapida)pleasant tasting
sarco-flesh coloured
saribusderived from a real name
satakentiaderived from a real name
scabra/um/usrough
scandensclimbing
schippiaderived from a real name
schizo-split
scio-shade
scler-hard/dry
scoparia/um/usbroom-like
sebifera/um/uswaxen
secta/um/ussection
secunda/um/usone-sided
selvaeof the rain forest
septentrionalenorthern
serenoa (Serenoa repens)derived from a real name
serpyll-thyme
serrata/um/ustoothed
setacea/um/usbristly
setigera/um/usbristly
setosa/um/usbristly
setulosa/um/usbristly
silvestre/isfrom forests
simplexsimple, non-compound
simulansresembling
sinense/is, sinica/u/um/us (Miscanthus sinensis)chinese
sinuata/um/ussinuous/wavy
sipho-tube
socrateasocrates
sommieriaderived from a real name
spadix (Chamaedorea microspadix)spathed
spatha/um/usspathe
speciosa/um/usshowy
sperma/um/us (Leptospermum),(Carpoxylon Macrospermum)seed
sphaero-sphere
spicigera/um/usspike-bearing
spina (Dioon spinulosum)spine
spissa/um/uscrowded/thick
squamosa/um/usscaly
squarrosa/um/us (Dicksonia squarrosa)spreading
stachya/um/us (Phyllostachys=thin-spiked)spike
stangeriaderived from a real name
stansstanding/erect
staura-crossed
stelecolumn
stellata/um/usstar-like
steno-narrow
stica/um/usfragrance
-sticharow/rank
strepto-twisted
striata/um/us (Canna Striata), (Bletilla striata)stripe
stricta/um/usupright
strigosa/um/usbristly
strobilcone
suaveolensfragrant
sub-to a lesser extent/under
sundaica/um/usfrom the Sunda Isles
surattense/um/usfrom Surat (Thailand)
sylvatica/um/usfrom the forest
sylvestre/isfrom the woods
synajoined
tabulae-tablet (formed)
taeditorch
taitense/isfrom Tahiti
tectiroof
tegulanea/um/usfrom the roof
tenaci-strong
tenax (Phormium tenax)strong
tenella/um/usdelicate
tenue/isdelicate/thin
tepejiloteold name for a palm
terminale/isend, final
ternatea/um/usfrom Ternate (Malaysia)
texta/um/usfabric
thaipingense/isfrom Malaya
thebaica/um/usfrom Thebes (Egypt)
thrinax (Trithrinax)fan
thyrsi-spiked inflorescence
tigill-with small logs
tomentella/um/ussmall hair
tomentosa/um/uswoolly
tortuosa/um/ustwisted
totaiold name for a palm
trachy- (Trachycarpus - rough seeded)rough
trans-across
tremula/um/ustrembling/shaking
tri-three
trichahair
tricha/um/ushair
trinitense/isfrom Thailand
tuberculata/um/ustubercled
tubi-tubed
ulmi-elm (like)
umbra-umbrella (like)
undata/um/usundulated/wavy
urens (Caryota urens)stinging
uresana/um/us (Sabal uresana)from Ures (Mexico)
utanold name for a palm
utile/isuseful
utri-bladder
uvi-egg
vaganswandering, widely distributed
-vaginatasheathed
valida/um/usvalid, well developed
veilloniaderived from a real name
veitchiaderived from a real name
velutina/um/usvelvety
venosa/um/usveined
ventricosa/um/uswith a swelling
venusta/um/usbeautiful
verecundashy
verrucosa/um/uswarty
verschaffelitaderived from a real name
versi-variously
vesti-wrapped/cloaked
villosa/um/ushairy
viminale/ispliable
violacea/um/usviolet
virensgreen
virensgreen
viride/isgreen
vittata/um/usstripe
vittata/um/usstriped
volcanense/um/usfrom a volcano
volubile/istwining
vulgare/iscommon
vulgata/um/uscommon
wallichiaderived from a real name
washingtonia (Washingtonia)derived from a real name
welfiaderived from a real name
wendlandielladerived from a real name
wettiniaderived from a real name
wininold name for a palm
wodyetiaderived from a real name
yapaold name for a palm
yatayold name for a palm
zalaccaold name for a palm
zebrina/um/uszebra-like
zeylanica/um/usfrom Sri-Lanka
zombiaderived from a real name
zonata/um/uszoned

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