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What is the scientific name for a palm tree?


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Scientific/ botanical names are specific and refer to a specific plant. The term "palm" is a generic name that is given to a host of plants with similar characteristics - covering literally hundreds of separate "palm" species.

Some botanical name include:Cocos nucifera - Coconut palm

Bismarckia nobilis - Bismarck palm

Phoenix caneriensis - Canary Island date palm

Phoenix dactylifera - Date palm