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chinese fan palm

Fan palm

Fan palm as a descriptive term can refer to any of several different kinds of palms in various genera with leaves that are palmately (rather than pinnately) compound. Among these genera are:

Fan palm can also be used as part of the common name of particular genera or species. Among the palms commonly known as fan palms are:

The Travellers palm (Ravenala madagascariensis) is often called a fan palm because of its distinctive shape; however it is not a true palm.

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