Symptoms of Diseases and Disorders can be used to diagnose a number of different palm problems, including diseases, physiological disorders, physical injury, and damage caused by hidden or microscopic arthropods. Symptoms are often sufficient for diagnosing each of these potential palm problems. In fact, visible symptoms can be invaluable for narrowing in on the root cause of a palm problem.
This tool features illustrated fact sheets with descriptions of each disease and disorder, as well as an interactive key to support early intervention for a variety of palm problems. In the key, common language terms are used to help support its use by inexperienced individuals. The key is also illustrated, providing the user with photographs of live specimens to support identification. A glossary is provided to assist the user in understanding the specialized botanical terminology that appears in the fact sheets. An illustrated guide to palm anatomy is also provided.