Palms

There are over 2,500 species of Palm trees found throughout the world, from deserts to the rainforest. We are all familiar with palms like the coconut, areca nut, date, oil palm and toddy palm which are used as food and to make oil, fuel, furniture, jewellery, musical instruments and many other items. Palms can be easily identified with their unbranched trunk and crown of compound leaves, which are called ‘fronds’. This Palm garden has many different Indian Palm species such as Areca catechu, Caryota urens (fishtail palm) and Borassus flabellifer (palmyra palm or tadgola).