"The vertical or supporting beam of the A. is the shank, B; at the upper end of it is the ring, r; and just below the ring is a transverse piece called the stock, s s; the other extremity is the crown, c, from which branch out two arms or blades, g, in directions nearly at right angles to that of the stock; each arm spreads out into a broad palm or fluke, h, the sharp extremity of which is the peak or bill, k." — Chambers' Encyclopedia, 1875

Anchor

"The vertical or supporting beam of the A. is the shank, B; at the upper end of it is the ring, r; and…

Eight examples of Greek anthemion designs.

Anthemion Variations

Eight examples of Greek anthemion designs.

"A genus of Palms, of which about sixeen species are known, natives of tropical America, remarkable for the abundance of acute and formidable spines, in some cases, a foot long, with which almost every part- stem, leaves, spathe, and fruit-stalk-is armed." — Chambers' Encyclopedia, 1875

Astrocaryum

"A genus of Palms, of which about sixeen species are known, natives of tropical America, remarkable…

A palm tree that is commonly found in Australia and New Zealand. They tend to reach about 32 feet, and the fruits grown turn bright red when ripe.

Rhopalostylis Baueri

A palm tree that is commonly found in Australia and New Zealand. They tend to reach about 32 feet, and…

Also known as Thrinax microcarpa. A small palm native to Florida and the Caribbean.

Branch of Brittle Thatch Palm

Also known as Thrinax microcarpa. A small palm native to Florida and the Caribbean.

Also known as Sabal palmetto. The branch of a palmetto palm tree.

Branch of Cabbage Palmetto

Also known as Sabal palmetto. The branch of a palmetto palm tree.

A capital with palm decoration.

Capital with Palm

A capital with palm decoration.

Carludovica palmata has no trunk. The blades are four lobed. The blades are dark green and gracefully spreading.

Carludovica Palmata

Carludovica palmata has no trunk. The blades are four lobed. The blades are dark green and gracefully…

Caryota sobolfera is a variety of palmae, or palm tree. This form occurs frequently.

Caryota Sobolifera

Caryota sobolfera is a variety of palmae, or palm tree. This form occurs frequently.

Chamaedorea glaucifolia grows twenty feet tall. This palm tree is native to Guatemala.

Chamaedorea Glaucifolia

Chamaedorea glaucifolia grows twenty feet tall. This palm tree is native to Guatemala.

Chamaedorea sartorii is a variety of palm tree.

Chamaedorea Sartorii

Chamaedorea sartorii is a variety of palm tree.

Chamaerops is a low, fan leaved palm. The humilis variety grows one to one and a half feet tall. The leaves are ragged and fibrous.

Chamaerops Humilis

Chamaerops is a low, fan leaved palm. The humilis variety grows one to one and a half feet tall. The…

The chrysalidocarpus lutescens palm grows thirty feet tall. It is native to Madagascar.

Chrysalidocarpus Lutescens

The chrysalidocarpus lutescens palm grows thirty feet tall. It is native to Madagascar.

A branch of the Coccothrinax jucunda, a species of palm tree.

Branch of Coccothrinax Jucunda

A branch of the Coccothrinax jucunda, a species of palm tree.

"Crown of Coconut Palm, with Fruit." — Chambers, 1881

Coconut Palm

"Crown of Coconut Palm, with Fruit." — Chambers, 1881

Cocos weddeliana is a variety of palmae or palmaceae. The blade is divided partially with many segments.

Cocos Weddeliana

Cocos weddeliana is a variety of palmae or palmaceae. The blade is divided partially with many segments.

"Many columns have capitals representing palm leaves." —D'Anvers, 1895

Capital of a column

"Many columns have capitals representing palm leaves." —D'Anvers, 1895

Common date palm is the common name of phoenix dactylifera. The fruit of the tree is generally reddish or yellowish-brown when ripe. The tree grows between one hundred and one hundred twenty feet tall.

Common Date Palm

Common date palm is the common name of phoenix dactylifera. The fruit of the tree is generally reddish…

The common names of cordyline are dracena and dracena palm. The australis variety grows fifteen to forty feet tall. It is native to New Zealand.

Cordyline Australis

The common names of cordyline are dracena and dracena palm. The australis variety grows fifteen to forty…

Corypha elata grows sixty to seventy feet tall. The trunk is two feet in diameter and spirally ridged. It is a tall, fan leaved palm.

Corypha Elata

Corypha elata grows sixty to seventy feet tall. The trunk is two feet in diameter and spirally ridged.…

A type of palm tree that grows between 2 feet and 10 feet in length, and up to 60 feet in height. They are commonly found in Queensland and New South Wales, and are used in conservatories and greenhouses.

Ptychosperma Cunninghamiana

A type of palm tree that grows between 2 feet and 10 feet in length, and up to 60 feet in height. They…

"A genus of palms, the most important species of which is the common Date Palm, the Palm Tree of Scripture, a native of the northern half of Aftica, the south-west of Asia, and some parts of India, and which has also been brought into cultivation in the south of Europe, and might certainly be intruduced with advantage into the south of the United States, and many warm parts of America and Australia." — Chambers' Encyclopedia, 1875

Date Palm

"A genus of palms, the most important species of which is the common Date Palm, the Palm Tree of Scripture,…

A date palm.

Date Palm

A date palm.

Also known as Washingtonia filifera. A palm tree native to the desert oases of the southwest United States.

Branch of Desert Fan Palm

Also known as Washingtonia filifera. A palm tree native to the desert oases of the southwest United…

Scenery of the Egyptian desert with pyramids in the background.

Egyptian Desert

Scenery of the Egyptian desert with pyramids in the background.

A common fern plant.

Fern

A common fern plant.

A common fern plant.

Fern

A common fern plant.

Also known as Thrinax floridana. Native to Florida.

Branch of Florida Thatch Palm

Also known as Thrinax floridana. Native to Florida.

An illustration of a hand with its palm facing upwards.

Hand with Palm Facing Up

An illustration of a hand with its palm facing upwards.

Hedyscepe canterburyana is a tall stove palm. The tree grows to be thirty two fee tall. This tree is native to Lord Howe Island, Australia.

Hedyscepe Canterburyana

Hedyscepe canterburyana is a tall stove palm. The tree grows to be thirty two fee tall. This tree is…

Large homes fringed by palm trees on a Florida shoreline.

Coastal homes

Large homes fringed by palm trees on a Florida shoreline.

The Lake Alfred Hotel, with one hundred rooms.

Lake Alfred Hotel

The Lake Alfred Hotel, with one hundred rooms.

Hyophorbe verschaffeltii an ornamental stove palm. The leaves are four to six feet long. The sheath of the leaves form a triangular, column shaped stem.

Hyophorbe Vershaffeltii

Hyophorbe verschaffeltii an ornamental stove palm. The leaves are four to six feet long. The sheath…

The common name of jubaea is the Coquito Palm of Chili. The tree grows between forty and sixty feet tall. Palm honey is prepared by boiling the sap.

Jubaea Spectabilis

The common name of jubaea is the Coquito Palm of Chili. The tree grows between forty and sixty feet…

Licula peltata is a showy, dwarf fan palm native to India. The leaves are round and three to five feet in diameter.

Licula Peltata

Licula peltata is a showy, dwarf fan palm native to India. The leaves are round and three to five feet…

Livistona australis is a variety of palm tree. The leaves spread out like the ribs of a fan through the leaf blade.

Livistona Australis

Livistona australis is a variety of palm tree. The leaves spread out like the ribs of a fan through…

Livistona humilis is native to north Australia. The stems are four to sixteen feet high. The leaf stalk has both small and large prickles.

Livistona Humilis

Livistona humilis is native to north Australia. The stems are four to sixteen feet high. The leaf stalk…

An illustration of a man standing in the palm of a hand.

Man in Palm of Hand

An illustration of a man standing in the palm of a hand.

Martinezia erosa is a stove palm native to South America. The stalks and blades have long, brown, needle like spines.

Martinezia Erosa

Martinezia erosa is a stove palm native to South America. The stalks and blades have long, brown, needle…

Maximiliana regia is native to Brazil. It grows from fifteen to twenty feet in height. The flowers are showy and fibrous.

Maximiliana Regia

Maximiliana regia is native to Brazil. It grows from fifteen to twenty feet in height. The flowers are…

Temple of Mecca.

Temple of Mecca

Temple of Mecca.

Also known as Sabal mexicana. The branch of a Mexican Palmetto tree.

Branch of Mexican Palmetto

Also known as Sabal mexicana. The branch of a Mexican Palmetto tree.

Oreodoxa sancona is an easily cultivated and handsome species. The leafstalks a reddish brown when young.

Oreodoxa Sancona

Oreodoxa sancona is an easily cultivated and handsome species. The leafstalks a reddish brown when young.

The palm is indigenous to the Southern states.

Palm

The palm is indigenous to the Southern states.

The typical representation of palm trees on a topographical map.

Palm Trees

The typical representation of palm trees on a topographical map.

"Palm is a natural order of endogenous plants, the products of which are of extreme importance and utility to man. The size of the leaves varies, some being only a few inches in length, while in others they attain the enormous proportions of 35 feet in length by 5 or 6 feet in breadth. The flowers are small individually, but numerous, usually of a yellow tint, and in some species powerfully odorous. The fruit when ripe is berry-like, drupaceous, plum-like, or, as in the cocoanut, nut-like."—(Charles Leonard-Stuart, 1911)

Chamaerops Humilis Palm

"Palm is a natural order of endogenous plants, the products of which are of extreme importance and utility…

"Date Palm is a genus of palms, the most important species of which is the common date palm, the palm tree of Scripture, a native of the N. half of Africa, the S. W. of Asia, and some parts of India, and of which the cultivation is no less wide, and still extending. Some parts of China produce large crops. The stem, which is straight and simple, reaches a height of 30 to 60 feet, and bears a head of 40 to 80 glaucous pinnated leaves, 8 to 10 feet long, and a number of branching spadices, each of which on the female tree bears 180 to 200 fruits. A bunch of dates weighs 20 or 25 pounds, so that an average year's crop may be reckoned at 300 to 600 pounds per tree, and the yield per acre at about 12 times that of corn. This is one of the most important and useful of all the palms. In Egypt, and generally in North Africa, Persia, and Arabia, dates form the principal food, and date palms the principal wealth of the people."—(Charles Leonard-Stuart, 1911)

Date Palm

"Date Palm is a genus of palms, the most important species of which is the common date palm, the palm…

An illustration of a dwarf palm.

Dwarf Palm

An illustration of a dwarf palm.

Roystonea (Royal Palm) is a genus of 10 species of monoecious palms, native to tropical regions of Florida, the Caribbean, and the adjacent coasts of Central and South America. Named for Roy Stone, a U.S. Army engineer, the genus contains some of the most recognizable and commonly cultivated palms (R. regia) in tropical and subtropical regions.

Royal Palm

Roystonea (Royal Palm) is a genus of 10 species of monoecious palms, native to tropical regions of Florida,…

A sago palm.

Sago palm

A sago palm.

A starchy product obtained from the trunk of several species of a genus of palms named Sagus, and chiefly by S.Rumphii and S.Lavis. The tree is about 30 feet high, and from 18 to 22 inches in diameter.

Sago Palm

A starchy product obtained from the trunk of several species of a genus of palms named Sagus, and chiefly…

"Surface of Palm of the Hand, showing Openings of Sweat Glands and Grooves between Papillae of the Skin. In the smaller figure the same epidermal surface is shown as seen with the naked eye." — Blaisedell, 1904

Surface of the palm

"Surface of Palm of the Hand, showing Openings of Sweat Glands and Grooves between Papillae of the Skin.…

An illustration of a Traveller's Palm or Traveller's Tree which is a species of plant from Madagascar. It is actually not really a palm, but a member of the bird of paradise family.

Traveller's Palm

An illustration of a Traveller's Palm or Traveller's Tree which is a species of plant from Madagascar.…

In honor of the forty percent of South Carolina's palmetto regiment an iron palmetto was erected. This monument which now stands on the state grounds which honors the forty percent of the regiment who died of disease and wounds.

Iron Palmetto

In honor of the forty percent of South Carolina's palmetto regiment an iron palmetto was erected. This…

The Date Palm (Phoenix dactylifera) is a palm in the genus Phoenix, extensively cultivated for its edible fruit. Due to its long history of cultivation for fruit, its exact native distribution is unknown, but probably originated somewhere in the desert oases of northern Africa, and perhaps also southwest Asia. It is a medium-sized tree, 15–25 m tall, often clumped with several trunks from a single root system, but often growing singly as well. The leaves are pinnate, 3–5 m long, with spines on the petiole and about 150 leaflets; the leaflets are 30 cm long and 2 cm broad. The full span of the crown ranges from 6–10 m.

Date Palms

The Date Palm (Phoenix dactylifera) is a palm in the genus Phoenix, extensively cultivated for its edible…

"Amid the barren deserts of Arabia, a few fertile spots of soil arise out of the sandy waste, like islands out of the wide ocean. One of these places, termed <em>oases</em> by the inhabitants of those countries, became the seat of a rich, flourishing, and magnificent city, the immense ruins of which, at the present day, strike every traveller with astonishment. Palmyra, as this city was called in the Latin, and Tadmor, in the Syriac language, are both derrived from the multitude of palm-trees which grew upon this fertile region." &mdash; Goodrich, 1844

Palmyra

"Amid the barren deserts of Arabia, a few fertile spots of soil arise out of the sandy waste, like islands…

Phoenix reclinata is a variety of date palm. This variety grows about fifty feet tall.

Phoenix Reclinata

Phoenix reclinata is a variety of date palm. This variety grows about fifty feet tall.

Phoenix rupicola is a variety of date palm. This variety grows between fifteen and twenty feet tall.

Phoenix Rupicola

Phoenix rupicola is a variety of date palm. This variety grows between fifteen and twenty feet tall.

Phoenix tenius is a variety of date palm. It is more fine and slender than other varieties.

Phoenix Tenius

Phoenix tenius is a variety of date palm. It is more fine and slender than other varieties.

A South American Palm.

Piassava

A South American Palm.