Why there are palm trees in California?
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California is full of palms these days. It was not always like that. Only one species of palm is native to the state: The California Fan Palm (scientific name: Washingtonia filifera). From early on in California's history, people have realized that the sunny mediterranean climate would suit many additional types of palm trees. Some people brought palms from the east coast (Sabal palms, Butia palms, Royal palms), some brought palms from Europe (Date palms, European Fan palms), some brought palms from Asia (Windmill palms, Chinese Fan palms), and some more brought palms from Mexico (Mexican Fan palms). All of these different palm species added to the "palmy" environment Californians love so much today.
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No. A palm is a monocot (family monocotyledoneae), which is related to corn, grass, bamboo, agave, irises, yucca, etc. They do not develop rings year to year, and their stems are dramatically different from tree trunks. They do not add bulk to their trunks year to year at all, and their water tran…sportation system is clusters of phloem and zylem packed in a pithy fibrous sheath. *** Palms are neither a softwood (Gymnosperm) nor a hardwood (Angiosperm). Palms are members of the Arcaceae family of flowering plants. They have been termed "the princes of the vegetable kingdom." Of course, due to their enormous size, palms are commonly referred to as 'trees.' If one falls on your car, you're not going to tell the insurance agent that the damage was caused by a flowering plant. So, while you and I might call them trees, Palms are not scientifically classified as such. This is similar to asking: Is that animal really a 'dog' or a 'chien' or a 'perro'. It all depends on whether you speak English or French or Spanish. The animal is not really anything all by itself. Likewise, a palm 'tree' is not really anything, but only what people say it is. The billions of people on the earth today and all who lived before them, have created a word 'tree' which includes palm trees. This is the classic dictionary definition. Although the word is different in each language, the concept, the idea of what a 'tree' is, remains the same. Perennial woody plants having a main trunk, thick bark and distinct crown are trees. In this definition of trees the palms do not have woody trunk, therefore, these are not trees in strict sense. In very recent times, a small number of people have been devoting themselves to the study of plants. To help them organize their field, they borrow some of our words and give them new meanings. Within the field of Botany, our word 'tree' is now a technical term which does not include palms. Instead, palms --that don't have wood-- are categorized into the "manicot" class of flowering plants (along with orchids, tulips, onions, sugarcane, bamboo, wheat, and crabgrass). - So, by botanical definition, a palm tree is not a tree . - For the billions of non-botanists on the planet, and most of their dictionaries, a palm tree is a tree. If two different groups use two different definitions, then there are two correct answers. But neither is what it ' really ' is because it isn't ' really ' anything! . Information which can be found in some relevant books: According to An encyclopedia of cultivated palms / Robert Lee Riffle and Paul Craft (Portland OR / Cambridge: Timber Press, 2003. ISBN 0881925586) "palms are among the few monocot families with woody tissues". Palms "may be shrublike, treelike or vinelike". "As monocots, palms do not increase their trunk size by growing new wood. Rather, if the trunk enlarges, it does so by expanding the tissues first formed". Palms are referred to as trees in the following: Oxford dictionary of plant sciences/ edited by Michael Allaby (Oxford): Oxford University Press, 2004. ISBN 0198608764: page 319) Plant / Editor-in-chief Janet Marinelli (London: Dorling Kindersley, 2004. ISBN 0751347973: page 356) The new Royal Horticultural Society dictionary of gardening / Editor-in-chief Anthony Huxley (London: Macmillan, 1992. ISBN 0333474945: Vol.3, page 443) (MORE)
ANSWER: Palm tree is short for palmetto tree. SECOND ANSWER: Not quite right. Palmetto means"little palm". As I understand it, palm means hand-shaped (think of the palm of your hand) because the leaves of a palm fan out like the fingers of a hand.
Trees can be divided into six basic groups according to the features they have in common. These are, broadleaf trees, needleleaf trees, palm and pandanus and lily trees, cycad trees, tree ferns, and ginkgo trees.. Some tropical broadleaf trees are deciduous, but most are evergreen.
There are a number of fruits that grow on palm trees. Coconuts, betel nuts, and dates. Heart of palm is a vegetable harvested from palm trees and used in salads.
Palm kernel comes from the oil palm tree. It's an edible seed andcan produce palm kernel oil that comes from the kernel. The outerpart of the seed can make palm oil.
A person can care for an indoor palm tree by fertilizing andpruning the tree. It will also require water and sunlight.
Bananas are not palms at all, but a related species, so they do not count. Coconuts, Dates, Acai, Saw Palmetto, and other edible/medicinal fruits are grown on palms. Not every palm sets tasty fruit or fruit that is safe to eat! So please, do not go around picking the fruits off palms if you are unsu…re of the specific species. You wouldn't want to end up in the ER! (MORE)
Some species of the palm tree are indeed native to Florida. Otherspecies are native to California and various tropical areas. Thereare over 3,000 species of palm trees.
There are all different types of palm trees, all native to different countries.. The coconut palm tree is native to the island of Seychelles.. The Bottle palm tree is native to Round Island.. The Babassu palm tree is native to Southern Africa.. The Bismark palm tree is native to Madagascar.. Th…e Cycad palm tree is native to Australia.. The Palmyra palm tree is native to three different places: India, Africa, and Asia.. The Carpentaria palm tree is native to Australia.. The European Fan palm tree is native to the Mediterranean Regions.. And the King Sago palm tree is native to Japan. (MORE)
The royal palm tree, or roystonea regia, reproduces by producingunisexual flowers that must be pollinated by animals. Honey beesand bats are common pollinators for the royal palm.
The average lifespan of a palm tree is up to around 150 years old.Their life spans differ depending on care and climate.
No palms are not grass, as noted in the statement below. Grassesbelong to the FAMILY Poaceae which is not even in the same SUBCLASSas palms. They are in the same CLASS Liliopsida, which includes allmonocots. This is a very high level of taxonomic classification,including things like Orchids, of whic…h there are 20,000 species.Would you consider an orchid to be a grass? No, obviously not.Palms are no more grasses than people are frogs. Yes Palms are GRASS. Remember that palms do notproduce bark or a cambium layer..and do not heal or"compartmentalize" injuries like plants with woody tissue will..Apalms trunk is just a mass of hardened spongy material which hasexpanded as the tree has grown taller..unlike a typical tree whichwill form annual growth rings as the tree. The palms produce xylem andphloem .. This statement is far from accurate. Palms are in the familyArecaceae and grasses belong to Poaceae. Secondly, lack of acambium is character state shared by monocots, which are notcollectively referred to as grasses. (MORE)
Palm seeds are usually found in clusters hanging down from the top in between the fronds.
It is a desert community in Riverside County East of San Bernardino and Redlands and 110 miles east of Los Angeles.
No not all palm trees are indigenous to California. The Washingtonfilifera species of the palm tree originated in California.
Yes a coconut tree is a type of palm tree. There are many different varieties of coconut palm trees, however the widely used and known is the Malayan Coconut Palm Tree.
there is over 45,000 palm trees in California... and there are many more because in California, rarely do these palm trees get cut down
There are 2,500 different kinds of palm trees. The Fan palm is native to CA, the Washington Fan palm is native to Baja CA, and the date palm is native to northern Africa.
In A Way Yes, One Because There Both Palm Trees, And No Because Coconuts Make The Tree Different.
All trees are plants, but the palm "tree" isn't considered a tree. It is a very large, tall plant.
There is one native palm tree species in California, the remaining150 or so were imported. There is debate whether they were part ofa mission to get the unemployed back to work (plant) or as part ofLos Angeles Olympic bid in 1932
Palms in the desert do in fact have fronds, and example is the Date palm
Yes a Sabal Palmetto is the botanical name for the Cabbage palm Tree which is also the state tree of Florida and South Carolina.
6 to 7 meters. A banana is not a tree, it is the largest flowering herbaceous plant
Ok so the reason why you see leaning palm trees in pictures is because they are growing toward the sun. Not all palm trees lean. that would be the biggest myth ever. Pine trees, oak trees, elm trees, maple tree adn just about every other plant will do the same thing. They need light to be able to su…rvive. (MORE)
Yes, Palm trees have roots They have a root ball and they go really deep into the ground.
There are actually a lot of different types of palm trees... . True Date Palm (Phoenix dactylifera) . Canary Island Date Palms (Phoenix canariensis) . Texas Sabal Palms (Sabal texana, mexicana) . Mediterranean (European) Fan Palm (Chamaerops humilis) . California Fan Palms (Washingtonia …filifera) . Windmill Palm (Trachycarpus fortunei) . Pindo Palm (Butia capitata) . Sago Palms (Cycas revoluta) . Mexican Fan Palm Trees (Washingtonia robusta) . Queen Palm Trees (Syagrus romanzoffiana) That's all i could find. hope it helped :D (MORE)
Yes!! In Albuquerque a few make it! But in Las Cruces they have tons of palm trees!! Even in Carlsbad theres a few!!
The scientific name for the Palm family is Arecaceae. Within this family there are several genera including: . Acoelorrhaphe - Palm Trees . Roystonea - Royal Palms . Sabal - Palmetto Trees . Washingtonia - Fan Palms
The tropical coasts and the climate of Taiwan make it easy for palm trees to survive. Palm trees grow in mountains, resorts, beaches along with some other foreign plants.
Palm-trees are used as a decoration in cities, and coast-lines (that is, beaches). We use their fruits, the dates, as food. Their leaves, placed in rows, are used for fishing in shallow sea-waters. The fishes follow the lines consisting of palm-leaves, pegged in the bottom of the sea, towards a f…ish-trap (a dead-end). The palm-oil is widely used in cosmetics and in detergents (soap). (MORE)
Low elevations in Northern California do have palm trees. Mainly snowless/ frostless areas but in inland areas that are prone to occasional winter frosts, some of the more tender ones will not grow well. Most of the popular varieties of palms, however, are ones that are hardy to the climate, and whi…ch are mostly the same as you see in SoCal. This is because they are fast growing and abundant. There are some palm growing farms in the Central Valley too. (MORE)
I am pretty sure they are trees.... SECOND ANSWER: There seems to be some disagreement whether palm trees should be called trees at all (having no branches but only trunks, leaf stems and leaves) although they often do reach enormous heights as far as plants go. Nevertheless they surely are not f…erns (which reproduce via spores) but flowering plants. *** Palms are neither a softwood (Gymnosperm) nor a hardwood (Angiosperm). Palms are members of the Arcaceae family of flowering plants. They have been termed "the princes of the vegetable kingdom." Of course, due to their enormous size, palms are commonly referred to as 'trees.' If one falls on your car, you're not going to tell the insurance agent that the damage was caused by a flowering plant. So, while you and I might call them trees, Palms are not scientifically classified as such (MORE)
New Jersey does not have any palm trees because of the cold climate. Palm trees are grown from Virginia south to Florida. In New Jersey, you may see some "palm plants" which look like little bushes with palm tree like leaves.
No, they don't. Banana's grow on a different type of tree. Bananas do not grow on trees, they are the largest flowering herbaceous plant. The main stem is a pseudostem which dies after fruiting.
a fruit beneath a palm tree is a coconut. They carry milk. They are also very hard to crack. There are various types of palm coconut palms being one date palms being another.
you dont, palms are not diocots or monocots yet they grow from a single point of origin like a monocot. Buy a smaller variety like cascade palm, Robellini or dwarf date palm.
The country of Guyana does not have a national tree we do however have a national flower which is called the "Victoria Lilly". The Palm tree is however the symbol associated with one of the leading opposition political party and is used at their leisure thus its displayed on sign boards,advertisem…ents and other memorabilia relating to the said party. (MORE)
In many historical cultures, palms were symbols for such ideas as victory, peace, righteousness, and fertility Psalms 92:12-14 12The righteous will flourish like a palm tree, they will grow like a cedar of Lebanon; 13planted in the house of the Lord, they will flourish in the courts of our God. 14Th…ey will still bear fruit in old age, they will stay fresh and green, John 12:13 13 They took palm branches and went out to meet him, shouting, "Hosanna![a]" "Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!"[b] "Blessed is the king of Israel!" (MORE)
There have always been hundreds of uses for the date palm no better described by an old Arab: "We shade ourselves with it, we eat its fruit, we feed our animals from its seeds, we make baskets and mats from its leaves, we build ceilings and columns from its trunk and we use it as fuel". Indeed the d…ate palm played an integral role in Arab life. The date fruit is not only an excellent source of food but has been well documented to have medicinal properties. The date was used as the primary ingredient in remedies to kill worms, cure sneezing, mixed with cinnamon and milk for an aphrodisiac and even used to make a potion to accelerate hair growth! And why not? The date is packed with goodness! The dried fruit is seventy per cent sugar (fructose) by weight and contains about two per cent each of protein, fat and mineral matter: Potassium, Iron, Vitamin A, B1(Thiamine), B2(Riboflavin), B3(Niacin), Phosphorus, Calcium and Magnesium. Dates and date palms have been revered in the Ancient Egyptian and Arab, Christian, Jewish, and Islamic religions, traditions and legends. Date palm leaves (Al Saafa) are used for the celebration of Palm Sunday among Christians and for the celebration of the Feast of Tabernacles among Jews. The Holy Koran (MORE)
No they do not, well if you look closely at a palm tree, they do look as though they carry berries, but really it's the seeds that grow on the palm tree.They do although look like grapes in a bunch. I am pretty sure they don't. One kind grows coconuts and I know you can get palm oil, but berri…es don't grow on palm trees. (MORE)
Bees are attracted to palm trees when they are in bloom(flowering). Bees are naturally attracted to flowers, as flower'spollen is their energy source.
Yes and yes. The California fan palm is native to select southern Californian desert habitats. However, a fairly wide variety of non-native palms can be successfully grown in California, and many species have been. No palms are native to California's coast.
There are. I had 3 big coconut palms in my yard and they got so many coconuts that a couple times Hispanic landscapers from Miami stopped and asked if they could have the coconuts. One guy wanted them for tropical drinks at his nieces wedding reception. The reason you don't see many is that most pla…ces hire landscapers to trim the lower fronds and seed pods that become cocnuts off. This is done for asthetics and safety. Coconuts can do damage to people or cars when they drop or fly around during a storm. (MORE)
no. it isn't even close to being a "tall tree". The palm tree seems like an atom compared to the redwood trees. redwood trees are about 250 to 300 feet and sometimes even 320 feet, and the tallest redwood is 371.1 feet. and the tallest palm tree, know as the wax palm can reach 230 feet. most palms t…hough are mostly 25-80 feet. (MORE)
You can get coir. Coir is a coarse, water resistant fibre from the outer shell of coconuts. It is used in doormats, brushes, mattresses, and ropes. Dragon's blood is a resin used in dyes, varnishes and incense, can come from the fruit of the rattan. The betel nut is often chewed in eastern Asia as a… mild drug. Some peoples living in palm- rich areas use palms to make many of their necessary items and food. Palm leaves are also valuable to some peoples as a material for thatching or clothing. Apart from the well-known coconut and date, there are other kinds of food from palms. Palm oil, Sago, heart of palm and palm wine are all eaten or drunk in different parts of the world. Palm oil is used in everything, from cosmetics to food ingredients. (MORE)
They are most prevalent in tropical regions. Some species of palm tree have managed to survive as far north as Canada, but not without special care. They are native to the tropics and subtropics. Whether they are actually a tree or not depends on which definition of "tree" you subscribe. It is… most often defined as a woody plant that has many secondary branches supported clear of the ground on a single main stem. A minimum height specification at maturity is cited by some authors, varying from 3 m to 6 m; some authors set a minimum of 10 cm trunk diameter (30 cm girth). Palm trees are considered "trees" by this definition, but they are not scientifically classified as such. Trees, shrubs, and vines all have one thing that separates them from the rest of the plant world: a woody stem that is perennial or that lives for many years. Grasses, palms, ferns, and even some cacti (see the saguaro) may be big and perennial, but are not made of wood and their tops are regrown year after year. Notice that by this taxonomic exception, the Joshua "tree" also fails to make the cut. Some palms and ferns grow very tall, and they do have a hard, wood-like, vertical stem, but their method of growth precludes them from being classified as trees. They are informally referred to as trees, but belong to different taxonomic family. (MORE)
What is the scientific name for the very tall palm tree that line drive ways in Florida and California?
Washingtonia robusta is probably the one you mean. Although you also find the following in the region: Washingtonia filifera (California Fan Palm), Roystonea regia (Cuban Fan Palm), Butia capitata (Jelly Palm), Syagrus romanzoffiana (Queen Palm) amongst others.
When visiting Palm Springs, California, there is usually plenty of activities that can be completed. Some of these basic activities include sightseeing mountains or viewing museums but may also include some of the following:golfing, trailing, hiking, walk, or even jogging.
What is in a palm tree is some sticky things and leaves. I hope I got it right plz put yes.