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Garry V. McDonald, Michael A. Schnelle and Michael A. Arnold

Palms used in the landscape can create a tropical ambiance and are commonly used around commercial, retail, and private properties in the southern United States, particularly along the coast from Virginia to Texas and in the southwestern United

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Hector E. Pérez

With over 2000 species, the palm family (Arecaceae) is diverse ( Uhl and Dransfield, 1987 ). This diversity is manifest in numerous growth forms, textures, colors, and cultivation requirements. Palms are used in various interior and exterior

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Vickie Murphy, Teodoro Clase, Rosa A. Rodríguez-Peña, Francisco Jiménez-Rodríguez, Brett Jestrow, Chad E. Husby and M. Patrick Griffith

Palm horticulture makes some of the most beautiful, useful, and emblematic tropical plants available to the world. Horticulture also provides a viable means of conserving palm genetic diversity ( Fotinos et al., 2015 ) even when this was not the

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Donald R. Hodel, Peter J. Beaudoin, A. James Downer and Dennis R. Pittenger

The authors thank the Palm Society of Southern California (a chapter of the International Palm Society) for supporting this research project. We are also grateful to Roland D. Meyer, Cooperative Extension Soils Specialist, University of California

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Hussam S.M. Khierallah, Saleh M. Bader, Michael Baum and Alladin Hamwieh

Date palm (2n = 2x = 36) is considered of great socioeconomic importance in the Arabian region. The tree has been, and is still, at the center of comprehensive agricultural development. It is believed to have originated from Mesopotamia ( Wrigley

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Jiaming Yu, Timothy K. Broschat, William G. Latham and Monica L. Elliott

diseases, especially those caused by Phytophthora spp. ( Guest and Grant, 1991 ; Smillie et al., 1989 ), including Phytophthora diseases of palms ( DeFranqueville and Renard, 1989 ; Pohe et al., 2003 ; Thévenin et al., 1995 ). Phosphite compounds

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María A. Equiza and David A. Francko

Freezing temperatures are one of the major constraints for palm cultivation in temperate regions. Severe cold damage can destroy plant tissues and may severely reduce water conduction in the stem ( Larcher and Winter, 1981 ; Meerow, 2005 ). When

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Timothy K. Broschat

Palms are an important component of landscapes in subtropical and warm temperate climates of the United States as a result of their bold leaf texture, small footprint in the landscape, and the tropical or Mediterranean look they impart to a

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Yuval Cohen, Stanley Freeman, Aida Zveibil, Rachel Ben Zvi, Yaakov Nakache, Shimon Biton and Victoria Soroker

The inflorescences of date palm ( Phoenix dactylifera ) develop within the crown of the tree, at the base of the leaves, from meristems located as deep as 1 m within the upper part of the trunk ( Tomlinson, 1990 ; Zaid and De Wet, 1999 ). Each

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Kwanjai Pipatchartlearnwong, Akarapong Swatdipong, Supachai Vuttipongchaikij and Somsak Apisitwanich

Asian Palmyra palm (2 n = 36), found widespread in the Indian subcontinent and Southeast Asia, is a monocotyledonous dioecious woody perennial tree in the Arecaceae family. This palm tree is important for local agriculture and economies as its