National Plant Data Center, NRCS, USDA. Baton Rouge, LA 70874-4490 USA. http://plants.usda.gov
McNeill, J., F. Barrie, H. Burdet, V. Demoulin, D. Hawksworth, K. Marhold, D. Nicolson, et al.
International Code of Botanical Nomenclature (Vienna Code)
Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.:
Regnum Vegetabile, vol. 146
xviii + 568
Koeltz Scientific Books
Also available on the web at http://ibot.sav.sk/icbn/main.htm
Use of Palmae as an 'alternative' family name for Arecaceae is authorized by the ICBN, Articles 18.5-18.6 (McNeill et al., 2006:18-19), although ITIS opts to use Arecaceae instead
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