A palm or tree?

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syamani
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A palm or tree?

Post by syamani » Wed Jun 01, 2016 7:18 am

Am I correct to say that a coconut palm, not a coconut tree? The reason is because of most monocots are called palm and most dicots are called tree. Technically am I right?

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Post by RyanShelling » Sat Jun 25, 2016 6:11 am

It really comes down to who you ask, and their level of education. Personally I'd say palm tree, because it's more universally recognized, even though you're technically correct.

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Post by leesajohnson » Thu Sep 15, 2016 6:27 am

Palm trees are from a family of plants called Arecaceae. Most of them are trees but some are also shrubs. The date palm and the coconut palm are trees. Technically they are flowering plants (angiosperms). Angiospers are plants whose seeds are encapsulated in a fruit of some sort. https://simple.wikipedia.org/wiki/Palm_tree

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