As many as 100 palm species are endangered due to deforestation & unsustainable cultivation practices, below are 8 unknown facts about these tropical beauties:
1. There are about 2,600 palm trees species are currently known in the World.
The Arecaceae family of plants includes wonderfully diverse species found throughout the world, from the as dry as desert to the rainforest.
2. Palm trees have 2 different types of leaves: palmate and pinnate.
Palmate leaves, like hands, grow in a bunch at the end of a stem. Pinnate leaves are like feathers, growing all along either side of a stem.
3. Not all palm are “trees,” and not all plants called “palms” are truly palms.
These evergreen plants can grow in the form of shrubs, trees or long, woody vines called lianas...