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About This Palm Resource
The palm resource is a screening aid designed to support individuals involved with commodity-based surveys. It includes identification tools for cultivated palms and their pests, diseases, and disorders known to occur in the continental U.S., Hawaii, and the Caribbean Islands as of 2010, as well as those of immediate concern to these areas.
Palms: an important commodity
Palms are a source of food, oil, rope, fiber, baskets, hats, mats, tannin, thatch, beverages, furniture, and narcotics. Three species of palms are foremost in importance for both local economies and for commerce: Cocos nucifera (Coconut Palm), Elaeis guineenis (African Oil Palm), and Phoenix dactylifera (Date Palm). In addition to the many diverse products...