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Old 11-27-2010, 08:42 AM
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Of course you are correct, calling it a tree is acceptable, but not technically correct. In it's biological structure, it is not a "tree" but more along the lines of a flowering plant.
Technically it is acceptable and correct to call a palm a tree.

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Hardwood tree biology differs greatly from that of palms, No bark, phellogen, no vasular cambium, no xylem, they do not grow in rings.
First off .... monocots have xylem. Second, a tree does not necessarily have to be a "hardwood", nor are the other characteristics you listed necessary for a plant to be called a tree.
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Old 11-27-2010, 12:18 PM
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Correct. a palm is a monocot (family monocotyledoneae), which is related to corn, grass, bamboo, agave, irises, yucca, etc. They do not develop rings year to year, and their stems are dramatically different from tree trunks. They do not add bulk to their trunks year to year at all... etc. etc.

Ill take your word for it they have xylem and all that other debatable stuff, so to the extent that you are correct, I stand corrected.
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Old 11-27-2010, 12:25 PM
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Old 11-27-2010, 12:46 PM
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They do not add bulk to their trunks year to year at all
Palms can/do increase the diameter of their truck via a primary thickening meristem.
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Old 11-27-2010, 12:52 PM
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Palms can/do increase the diameter of their truck via a primary thickening meristem.
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Old 11-27-2010, 12:52 PM
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Palms can/do increase the diameter of their truck via a primary thickening meristem.

I thought all those interwebs ads were phoney?
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Old 11-27-2010, 12:56 PM
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Wish I could thicken my meristem.
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Old 11-27-2010, 12:56 PM
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I thought all those interwebs ads were phoney?
Unlike boots .... your palmed primary stem probably still gets thicker when growing.
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Old 11-27-2010, 02:00 PM
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Wish I could thicken my meristem.
What's so meri about it
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Old 11-27-2010, 02:02 PM
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increase the diameter of their truck via a primary thickening meristem.
Is that standard on the new Ford F-250s?
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