Palm trees most abundant in American rainforests
July 07, 2020. 

Palm trees are iconic tropical forest plants. There are over 2,500 palm species and many are used by humans for food, shelter, medicine, and crafts. The proportion of palm trees is also an important factor to calculate the potential carbon storage of forests and their sensitivity to climate change. The Center for Development Research (ZEF) of the University of Bonn contributed to a major new study that surveyed the actual numbers of palms in tropical rainforests around the globe.

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