Palm Trees, List of Types and Names of Species

List of Palm Trees, below lists types and names of species of trees known as Palms, or Palm Trees. Most of these trees belong to the botanical classification family; Arecaceae. This family is historically named Palmae, although modern classifications don't use it anymore, older texts containing names of palm trees may refer to it.

These are native trees to the subtropical and tropical regions world wide. One of the most widely known and recognized species of Palm is the Coconut Palm tree.

A major group or type of palms are the species known as Fan Palms. Type "Fan palm" into the table search box above for a list of all species that have Fan Palm as part of their common name.

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List of Palm Tree Names, A-Z by Common Name First
Common Palm Tree NameBotanical Palm Tree Name
Açaí palm, Acai Berry PalmEuterpe oleracea
African oil palm, Macaw-fat, Oil palmsElaeis guineensis
African Palmyra palm, African fan palm, deleb palm, ron palm, toddy palm, black rhun palm, ronier palm, RônierBorassus aethiopum
Ake Assi's Palmyra palmBorassus akeassii
Alakai Swamp pritchardia, Alakaʻi Swamp Pritchardia, loulu. A palm tree endemic to the island of Kauaʻi, HawaiiPritchardia minor
Albert palmCaryota rumphiana
Alexander palm, King palm, Alexandra palm, King Alexander palm, Northern bangalow palmArchontophoenix alexandrae
American oil palmElaeis oleifera
Andaman Island date palmPhoenix andamanensis
Asian Palmyra palm, Doub palm, Lontar palm, Palmyra palm, Tala palm, Toddy palm, Wine palmBorassus flabellifer
Assai, juçara, jucara, jussara, açaí-do-sul, palmiteiroEuterpe edulis
Bermuda Palmetto, Bibby-treeSabal bermudana
Betel Nut palm, Indian nut, Pinang palm, Areca nut palm, Betel tree, (Chinese language/Mandarin: "檳榔"), (Tamil: கமுகு "kamuhu"), Areca catechu (syn. Areca macrocarpa)
Bismarck Palm TreeBismarckia nobilis
Bottle Palm Tree, palmiste gargouletteHyophorbe lagenicaulis
Broad thatch palmThrinax excelsa
Bangalow Palm, Piccabeen Palm, Illawara palm, PiccabbenArchontophoenix cunninghamiana
Burmese Fishtail (Fish Tail) Palm, Clustering Fishtail PalmCaryota mitis
Burití, carandá, lequeTrithrinax brasiliensis
Cabbage tree, Cabbage-palm, tī kōukaCordyline australis
Cabbage-palm, Palmetto, Cabbage palmetto, Sabal palm, Blue palmetto, Swamp cabbage, Common palmettoSabal palmetto
Cabbage-tree palmLivistona australis
Cabbage Palm Tree, Palm lily, Good luck plant, Ti plant, , Lā‘ī (Hawaiian), Tī Pore (Māori), (Tongan), Lauti (Samoan), ʻAutī (Tahitian). New Guinea Fan PalmCordyline fruticosa
California fan palm, Desert fan palm, California Washingtonia, Northern Washingtonia, California palmWashingtonia filifera
Cape Verde palm, Cape Verde Island date palmPhoenix atlantica
Cana Rata, Palmetto palmSabal yapa
Canary Island date palmPhoenix canariensis
Caranday palmTrithrinax campestris
Caribbean royal palm, palmiste, imperial palm, cabbage palm, Royal Palm, (mapora in Spanish. mapórbot in Jitnu. mapoloboto in Sikuani), palmetto royal, palmier franc, chou palmisteRoystonea oleracea
Carnarvon Fan PalmLivistona nitida
Cayman thatch palm, Protcor's silver palmCoccothrinax proctorii
Ceylon date palm. In Sri Lanka, the plant is known as Indi-gaha, (ඉංදි ගහ). In Hindi it is known as "Palavat", and in Malayalam as "Chiteental".Phoenix pusilla
Chilean wine palm, Chile cocopalmJubaea chilensis
Chinese fan palm, fountain palmLivistona chinensis
Cliff date palmPhoenix rupicola
Coco de Mer Palm, Love Nut, Sea Coconut, Double coconut, Coco fresse, Seychelles NutLodoicea maldivica
Coconut PalmCocos nucifera
Corozo, in Peru and Ecuador Aiphanes eggersii
Cretan date palmPhoenix theophrasti
Cuban Fan Palms, Miraguama palm, Miraguano, Miraguama, Biraguano, Yuraguano, GuanitoCoccothrinax miraguama
Subspecies;
C. miraguama subsp. arenicola
C. miraguama subsp. havanensis
C. miraguama subsp. miraguama
C. miraguama subsp. roseocarpa
Cuban Fan Palm; Yuraguana, Yuraguana vestidaCoccothrinax pauciramosa
Cuban royal palm, Florida royal palmRoystonea regia
Date palm tree, Date treePhoenix dactylifera
Dwarf PalmettoSabal minor
Dyaré, YareyCopernicia berteroana
East African doum palmHyphaene compressa
European fan palm, Mediterranean Fan Palm, Mediterranean dwarf palm, Dwarf fan palmChamaerops humilis
Fan PalmsLivistona Genus
Fiji Fan Palm. Native to Tonga, Polynesian archipelagoPritchardia pacifica
Florida silver palmCoccothrinax argentata
Florida thatch palm, Caribbean thatch palm, Chit, Jamaican thatch, Sea thatch palm, Silk-top thatch palmThrinax radiata
Forest cabbage tree, Tī ngahereCordyline banksii
Forest coconut Voanioala gerardii
Foxtail palmWodyetia bifurcata
Gebang Palm, Buri Palm, Cabbage PalmCorypha utan
Giant Pritchardia, Schattauer's Loulu. A palm tree endemic to the southwestern part of Hawaiʻi's big island near Kona. This is one of the tallest palm tree species, reaching heights of 130 feet (40 m), with a trunk up to 12 inches (0.30 m) in diameter.Pritchardia schattaueri
Gingerbread tree, Doum palm, Doom palmHyphaene thebaica
Haitian mountain silver palmCoccothrinax scoparia
Hat palm, Puerto Rico Hat PalmSabal causiarum
Hawaii PritchardiaPritchardia affinis
High Plateau Coconut PalmBeccariophoenix alfredii
Hispaniola palmetto, Dominican palm, Hispaniola palm, Palma Cana, Latanier-chapeauSabal domingensis
Hispaniolan silver palm, Silver thatch palm, Broom palm, Guano, Latanye marron, Latanye savanna, Palmera plateada de La Hispaniola, Guanito, Guano de escobaCoccothrinax argentea
Inagua silver palm, Thatch palmCoccothrinax inaguensis
Indian date palm, silver date palm, sugar date palm, wild date palmPhoenix sylvestris
Ipot palmAreca ipot
Jaggery palm, Solitary fishtail palm, Wine palm, Toddy palmCaryota urens
Jamaican royal palm, Jamaican cabbage tree, mountain cabbage palmRoystonea altissima
Jelly Palm, Pindo Palm, Wine PalmButia capitata
Joannis palmVeitchia joannis
Kamalo Pritchardia. A fan palm that is endemic to the island of Molokaʻi, HawaiiPritchardia munroi
Katu kitul (in Sinhala; කටු කිතුල්)Oncosperma fasciculatum
Kilauea Pritchardia, Beccari's louluPritchardia beccariana
Koʻolau Range pritchardia. Endemic to the island of Oʻahu, HawaiiPritchardia martii
Kumaon palmTrachycarpus takil
Lala palmHyphaene coriacea
Lānaʻi pritchardia. A fan palm tree endemic to, and can only be found on the island of Lānaʻi, Hawaii Pritchardia lanaiensis
Latan palm, Latania palmLatania Genus
Latanier de l'Ile Ronde, Latanier de Maurice, Blue Latan PalmLatania loddigesii
Latanier de la Réunion, Latanier rouge, Red Latan PalmLatania lontaroides
Latanier de Rodrigues, Yellow Latan PalmLatania verschaffeltii
Limahuli Valley pritchardia. A palm tree endemic to the island of Kauaʻi, HawaiiPritchardia limahuliensis
Loneliest palm or The rarest palm (So named because it is a single surviving specimen on the island of Mauritius)Hyophorbe amaricaulis
lo'ulu. A palm tree endemic to the island of HawaiʻiPritchardia lanigera
Madagascar Palmyra palmBorassus madagascariensis
Makaleha pritchardia. A palm tree endemic to moist forests on the island of Kauaʻi, Hawaii.Pritchardia hardyi
Manac, manicolEuterpe broadwayi
Mangrove Date Palm, Sea DatesPhoenix paludosa
Mangrove Fan PalmLicuala spinosa
Manila palm, Christmas PalmAdonidia merrillii
Martius' fan palmTrachycarpus martianus
Mataranka palmLivistonia rigida
Maui PritchardiaPritchardia arecina
Mexican fan palm, Mexican Washingtonia, Southern WashingtoniaWashingtonia robusta
Mexican palmetto, Rio Grande palmetto, Texas palmetto, Texas sabal palm, Palmmetto cabbage, Palma de mícharosSabal mexicana
Mexican silver palmCoccothrinax readii
Millstream palmLivistona alfredii
Molokai pritchardia. A fan palm that is endemic to the island of Molokaʻi, HawaiiPritchardia lowreyana
Montgomery PalmVeitchia arecina
Morass royal palm, Morass cabbage palm, royal palm, swamp cabbageRoystonea princeps
Mount Lewis King PalmArchontophoenix purpurea
Mountain Cabbage Tree, Bush flaxCordyline indivisa
Mountain date palmPhoenix loureiroi
Mt. Eke PritchardiaPritchardia forbesiana
Myola PalmArchontophoenix myolensis
Needle palm treeRhapidophyllum hystrix
New Guinea Palmyra palmBorassus heineanus
Nibung (in Indonesion; nibung meaning for thorn)Oncosperma tigillarium
Nihoa fan palm, Nihoa pritchardia, Loulu. A palm endemic on the island of Nihoa, HawaiʻiPritchardia remota
Palma de VacaSabal mauritiiformis
Palma llaneraCopernicia tectorum
Palmetto Fan palm treesSabal Genus
Palmiste poison, palmier bâtard, champagne palmHyophorbe indica
Palmyra palmBorassus Genus
Philippines fishtail palmCaryota cumingii
Petticoat palm, Jata de GuanabacoaCopernicia macroglossa
Poleline pritchardiaPritchardia waialealeana
Puerto Rico royal palm, Mountain-cabbage, Royal palm. In Puerto Rico; palma real puertorriqueña, manacla, palma caruta, palma de cerdos, palma de grana, palma de yagua, palma real, yaguaRoystonea borinquena
Pygmy date palm, miniature date palm, robelliniPhoenix roebelenii
Queen Palm, Cocos Palm, Licuri Palm, Overtop Palm, Drooling-nutSyagrus Genus
Queensland Fan Palm, Australian Fan Palm TreeLicuala ramsayi
Real fan palm, Makalani palmHyphaene petersiana
Red Cabbage Palm, Central Australian Fan PalmLivistona mariae
Rocky River palm, Cape York palmArchontophoenix tuckeri
Royal palm treesRoystonea Genus
Royal PalmettoSabal pumos
Ruffle palm, Spine palm, Coyure palm, Aculeata palm, Charascal, Chascaraza, Chonta, Chonta ruro, Corozo, Corozo anchame, Corozo chiquito, Corozo colorado, Corozo del Orinoco, Cubarro, Gualte, Macagüita, Marará, Mararava, Mararay, Pujamo, Cocos rura, Macahuite, Pupunha xicaxicaAiphanes horrida
Ruffled Fan Palm, Palas Palm Tree, Vanuatu Fan Palm, LoyakLicuala grandis
Sand palmLivistona humilis
Scrub PalmettoSabal etonia
Sealing wax palm, red sealing wax palm, lipstick palm, red palm, rajah palm. (Malay: pinang rajah)Cyrtostachys renda (Heterotypic synonyms; Cyrtostachys lakka, Cyrtostachys lacca)
Senegal date palm, Wild date palmPhoenix reclinata
Sierra palmCoccothrinax acunana
Solitaire palm, elegant palm, Alexander palmPtychosperma elegans
Sonoran PalmettoSabal uresana
Spindle palm, Palmiste MarronHyophorbe verschaffeltii
Spiny palmAiphanes minima
Stickybud Pritchardia, loʻuluPritchardia viscosa
Swollen silver thatch palm, GuanoCoccothrinax spissa
Taraw palmLivistona saribus
TalanokaDypsis boiviniana
Tali Palm, TalipalmCorypha taliera
Talipot PalmCorypha umbraculifera
Thai mountain fan palmTrachycarpus oreophilus
Thailand mountain palmCaryota obtusa
Three Kings cabbage tree, Norfolk Island cabbage tree, TiCordyline obtecta
Thurston's Palm, Lau Fan PalmPritchardia thurstonii
Traveller's palm, Majesty Palm Trees, Traveller's tree (Not a true Palm, but listed here as it is commonly known as a Palm.)Ravenala madagascariensis, 1 Species only
Triangle palmDypsis decaryi
Tyre palm, Palma plateada, Palma de abanicoCoccothrinax alta
Wai'oli Valley pritchardia. A palm tree endemic to the island of Kauaʻi in HawaiiPritchardia perlmanii
Waianae Range pritchardia, Waiʻanae Range Pritchardia. A palm tree endemic to the western part of the island of Oʻahu, HawaiʻiPritchardia kaalae
Walsh River PalmArchontophoenix maxima
Wax palm, Caranday wax palmCopernicia alba
Wax palm, Carnaúba palm, carnaubeira palm, Tree of life, Carnauba wax treeCopernicia prunifera
Wild areca palmAreca triandra
Windamere palmTrachycarpus latisectus (formerly Trachycarpus sikkimensis)
Windmill palm, Chinese windmill palm, Chusan palmTrachycarpus fortunei
Windowpane Coconut, Giant Windowpane PalmBeccariophoenix madagascariensis
Windows palmBeccariophoenix fenestralis
Woolly Butia PalmButia eriospatha
Yagua, cabicheRoystonea dunlapiana
Yarey. A palm which is endemic to eastern and central CubaCopernicia baileyana
Yucatán PalmettoSabal gretheriae
Yatay PalmButia yatay
Yatay dwarf, Dwarf Yatay PalmButia paraguayensis
Yatay purple palm, Purple Yatay PalmButia purpurascens
Yuraguana. A fan palm endemic to western CubaCoccothrinax yuraguana
Yuruguana del Yunque. A southern Cuban Fan PalmCoccothrinax yunquensis
Zombie palm, Zombi palm, Haitian cactus palm, Latanye zombi (latanier zombi in French; the zombie fan palm) or Latanye pikan, (latanier piquant in French, the spiny fan palm). Guanito or guanilloZombia antillarum
¡ ? (Chinese: 贡山棕榈; pinyin: gong shan zong lü)Trachycarpus princeps
¡ ? (Chinese: 美丽蒲葵; Thai: ค้อ, RTGS: kho, pronounced [kʰɔ́ː])Livistona speciosa
¡ ?Coccothrinax alexandri
¡ ?Coccothrinax alexandri subsp. alexandri
¡ ?Coccothrinax alexandri subsp. nitida
¡ ?Coccothrinax moaensis
¡ ? A Haitian Fan Palm (The Latin specific epithet montana refers to mountains or coming from mountains.)Coccothrinax montana
¡ ? An Eastern Cuban Fan PalmCoccothrinax munizii
¡ ?  A Palm endemic to east central Cuba Coccothrinax muricata
¡ ? A Palm endemic to eastern CubaCoccothrinax nipensis
¡ ? A Palm endemic to eastern CubaCoccothrinax orientalis
¡ ? A Palm endemic to east central CubaCoccothrinax pseudorigida
¡ ? A palm which is endemic to CubaCoccothrinax pumila
¡ ? A palm which is endemic to eastern CubaCoccothrinax rigida
¡ ? A palm which is endemic to eastern and east central CubaCoccothrinax salvatoris
¡ ? A palm which is endemic to eastern CubaCoccothrinax savannarum
¡ ? A palm which is endemic to eastern CubaCoccothrinax saxicola
¡ ? A palm endemic to southeastern CubaCoccothrinax torrida
¡ ? A palm which is endemic to east central CubaCoccothrinax trinitensis
¡ ? A palm which is endemic to eastern CubaCoccothrinax victorini
¡ ? A palm which is endemic to western and west central CubaCopernicia brittonorum
¡ ? A palm which is endemic to northern HaitiCopernicia ekmanii
¡ ? A palm which is endemic to CubaCopernicia fallaensis
¡ ? A palm which is endemic to western and west central CubaCopernicia glabrescens
¡ ? A palm which is endemic to CubaCopernicia hospita
¡ ? A palm endemic to ChinaLicuala dasyantha
¡ ? A palm endemic to the island of BorneoLicuala orbicularis
¡ ? A Palm Tree endemic to the island of Niihau, HawaiiPritchardia aylmer-robinsonii
¡ ? A palm tree endemic to the island of Maui, HawaiiPritchardia glabrata
¡ ? A palm tree endemic to the island of Molokaʻi, HawaiiPritchardia hillebrandii
¡ ? A palm tree endemic to the island of Mitiaro, part of the Cook Islands GroupPritchardia mitiaroana
¡ ? A palm tree that is endemic to the island of Kauaʻi in HawaiiPritchardia napaliensis
¡ ? A Palm only found in the Solomon IslandsPritchardia woodfordiana
¡ ? A species of palm which is native to Cuba and JamaicaSabal maritima
¡ ? A palm which is endemic to the Mountains of JamaicaThrinax parviflora
¡ ? A palm which is endemic to Guantánamo Province in eastern CubaRoystonea lenis
¡ ? A palm which is endemic to the Maisí region of Guantánamo Province in eastern CubaRoystonea maisiana
¡ ? A palm which is endemic to the Maisí region of Guantánamo Province in eastern CubaRoystonea violacea
¡ ? A palm that is endemic to Mauritius. An Endangered SpeciesHyophorbe vaughanii
¡ ? A palm found in isolated occurrences in the Northern Territory and Queensland in Australia, and New Guinea. Used for Landscaping Ptychosperma macarthurii
¡ ? A palm endemic to New GuineaPtychosperma nicolai
Palm Shrubs

Some smaller shrub palms not known as palm trees include;

  • Genus Aiphanes;
    • Species; Aiphanes deltoidea; In Peru it is known as "Shicashic"
  • Genus Cordyline;
    • Species; Cordyline cannifolia; the Palm Lily
    • Species; Cordyline congesta; Narrow-leaved palm lily
    • Species; Cordyline manners-suttoniae; Broad Leafed Palm Lily, Swamp Palm Lily
    • Species; Cordyline murchisoniae; Dwarf Palm Lily
    • Species; Cordyline petiolaris; Broad leaved palm lily
    • Species; Cordyline pumilio; Dwarf cabbage tree, Pygmy cabbage tree. Its Māori names are; Tī koraha or Tī rauriki
    • Species; Cordyline rubra; Palm Lily
    • Species; Cordyline stricta; Slender Palm Lily, Narrow-leaved Palm Lily
  • Genus Phoenix;
    • Species; Phoenix acaulis; Dwarf Date Palm, Stem-less Date Palm
    • Species; Phoenix caespitosa
  • Genus Rhapis;
    • Species; Rhapis excelsa; the Lady palm, or Broadleaf lady palm
    • Species; Rhapis gracilis; the Slender Bamboo Palm
  • Genus Thrinax;
    • Species; Thrinax excelsa

Palm Hybrids

  • Sabal × brazoriensis = Sabel minor × Sabel palmetto
  • Sabal × miamiensis (Miami palmetto) = Sabel etonia × Sabel palmetto