The intended audience for this key is non-experts working in the field within Cooperative Agriculture Pest Survey (CAPS), National Plant Diagnostic Network (NPDN), and other national, regional, and state agricultural agencies/organizations with responsibilities associated with pest and disease survey and detection. However, the key will be useful for anyone who manages palms in a nursery or landscape setting. All features in the key can be used with the naked eye or a hand lens.
Information is provided for 82 commonly cultivated palm species from 48 genera, but given the difficulty of separating palm species and the number of hybrids among them, you might only be able to determine the genus for a particular palm. Only adult palms (not seedlings or pre-reproductive juvenile palms) are included in the key and descriptions. The key is illustrated with hundreds of images of species and their characteristics or features. This key provides identification support for palms that are commonly cultivated, as of 2010, in the United States (continental U.S. and Hawaii) and Caribbean Islands.
Mary Andrews contributed the image for the splash page. All other acknowledgements are available at the URL shown below.
Key author: Patti Anderson
This key is part of a complete Identifying Commonly Cultivated Palms tool : http://idtools.org/id/palms/palm-id/
Lucid Mobile key developed by USDA APHIS ITP
1. User can view the list of all the organisms associated with the dichotomous key
2. User also has a glossary
3. User can view multiple dichotomous keys
4. User can take observations which include photos, notes, comments etc.
5. User can either send email to his/her personal email addresses or to the Observations server.
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Living in the Southeast? Have insect, weed, disease, or pest troubles? Not sure what fertilizer you should put down or how much or when? With the FREE NCSU Lawn Care App you’ll have a resource to answer those difficult lawn care decisions right in your hand.
The North Carolina State University Lawn Care App is designed to assist North Carolina home owners with their lawn care. Focusing on the key categories of lawn care and maintenance, the NCSU Lawn Care App uses time sensitive information to tell you the HOWs, WHATs, and WHENs of how to care for your lawn.
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The NCSU Aquatic Plants app contains well organized and detailed information, as well as clear and highly detailed pictures. This handheld app is invaluable to making an accurate identification in a field situation. It's a must have app for any aquatics professional, botanist, or fresh water preservationist.
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The NCSU Sport Turf App provides instant access to information with topics ranging from general maintenance to sports specific agronomic alerts. It’s a must have app for every sports turf manager.
The keys benefited from an unpublished key written by Dr. James Hardin and from keys presented by Brown and Brown (1972: Woody plants of Maryland, Port City Press) and Preston and Wright (1988: Identification of Southeastern Trees in Winter, NC Agr. Exp. Sta. AG-42). Nomenclature and taxonomic concepts follow Weakley (2010: Flora of the southern and mid-Atlantic states). A list of excluded species is included in the app. Images were captured by Dr. Jon Stucky and Dr. Alexander Krings, with additional contributions by Will Cook (Duke University), Dr. Paul G. Davison (University of North Alabama), and Jeffrey Pippen (Duke University).