The palm tree is a type of plant belonging to the Arecaceae family. They are native to tropical and subtropical regions of the world, and are known for their distinctive appearance of a tall, slender trunk with large, stiff-topped leaves. Some of the more common palm trees include the coconut palm, date palm, areca palm, and royal palm. Palm trees are cultivated around the world as ornamental plants and are also used to produce foods such as coconuts, dates, and pineapples. In addition, some species of palm trees are used to produce products such as oil, fiber, and furniture.