Think you know everything about palm trees?
The Caribbean is known not only for its crystal clear waters and white sand but also for its beautiful palm trees. It would be hard to picture the Caribbean without those skinny, tall and evergreen trees.
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In many historical cultures, palms were consider a symbol of victory, peace and fertility. They can live up to one hundred years!
More than 2600 species of palm tree are currently known. Most of them live on the tropical, subtropical and warm temperate climates, just the warm and sunny we enjoy at Excellence Playa Mujeres and Excellence Riviera Cancún. But they can also inhabit nearly every type of habitat, from rainforests to deserts.
Most palms are distinguished by their large, compound, evergreen leaves arranged at the top of an unbranched stem. However, many palms are exceptions, and in fact exhibit an enormous diversity in physical characteristics.
Nowadays, for most people palms symbolize the tropics and vacations. They have even been termed the princes of vegetable kingdom
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