Palm base is a 3-year research project funded by the Danish Natural Science Research Council. It aims at making publicly available information about palms from a variety of fields and exploring new ways of analyzing biodiversity data using web based information technology. Find out more about Palm Base.

New post February 2018 about the benefits of choosing eco friendly garden benches in the UK.

See our important articles on changes to garden furniture, and ecological citations for 2017 and beyond.


Ecuador has 31 genera and 129 species of palms, corresponding roughly to 20% of all palm species known to the Americas.

Enter the online searchable database providing scientific information about genera and species, their common names, uses, distribution, conservation status, synonyms, herbarium specimens and literature references.

Database contains 1000+ names, 360+ use records, 4000+ specimens, 1300+ literature references, 230+ images.


DR Kerry Walker

Botanical Scientist at University of Edinburgh
DR Kerry Walker is a botanical scientist at the University of Edinburgh, researching the benefits that these organisms can have on fighting diseases.