Why's palm stems equally thick all the way?

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Bastula
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Why's palm stems equally thick all the way?

Post by Bastula » Thu Jan 10, 2013 8:30 am

I've been wondering, why is palm stems equally think all the way from bottom to top when other regular trees are thicker at the base and become smaller further up towards the top? Also, why doesn't palms have tree rings?

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Post by JackBean » Thu Jan 10, 2013 12:25 pm

I'd say because they are monocots, so they should not secondary grow, similarly like grass.
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Post by JackBean » Thu Jan 10, 2013 12:27 pm

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