Palms are tropical plants known for their unique tree-like shape. They belong to the family Arecaceae. This family includes many different species that you might see on beaches or in warm climates.
They have a single trunk with a crown of large, spreading leaves. These leaves often resemble feathers or fans. The trunk can be either smooth or rough, depending on the species. You would find their fruits in various forms, with coconuts and dates being well-known examples.
Unlike other trees, palms grow their trunk from a single bud. Without branches, their height can vary greatly, from small shrubs to towering giants.
Most palms thrive in warm locations, but a few can tolerate cooler climates. They are important not just for their looks, but also for their economic value, providing food, oil, and materials for construction.