Author:
Jan Scholten
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English: Palm family.
Dutch: palms.
Botany: 205 genera, 2500 species.
DD: Nitricum; Kalium, Silicon; Iron series.

Taxonomy
It is the only family in the order of the Arecales, the Order of the palm trees. The name can be confused with the Araceae, the Arum family, with Acoraceae, the family of Acorus and with Aceraceae, the Acer family which is now incorporated in the Sapindaceae.