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10 Amazing Palm Tree Facts

Hyophorbe-amaricaulis

 

Here are 10 amazing facts about Palm Trees, that you probably didn’t know:

  1.  There are more than 2,500 different species of palm trees.
  2. The Sabal Palm (Sabal Palmetto) replaced the Cocoa Palm on the Florida state seal in 1970.
  3. Palm trees are the only tree species that do not form rings on their trunk.
  4. Coconuts are viewed as a fertility symbol in Northern India, and when a woman wished to conceive, she would seek out a priest to receive her special coconut.
  5. Hyophorbe Amaricaulis Palm, is the rarest palm tree on earth with only one palm left standing on the island of Mauritius, located in the southwest Indian Ocean. (pictured above)
  6. The Wax Palm is the tallest palm tree species, growing to an astonishing height of 160-ft to 200-ft.
  7. Out of any plant in the world, The Coco De Mer palm grows the largest seeds. The Coco De Mer palm seeds can grow up to 20-inches in diameter, and weight as much as 66lbs.
  8. Palm Wine is an alcoholic beverage made from the sap of various palm trees species.
  9. Palm trees have long been a significant religious symbol, to many different religious cultures.
  10. Throughout history the palm branch has been a symbol of victory, triumph, peace and eternal life. Read more on the history of the palm branch.

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