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Ecology

 Rainforest in Queensland. (Photo E. Imbellone)

Another relevant factor for the ecology of Palms is the amount of sun light. Palms able to grow at the lowest levels of rain forests or highland woods actually possess poorer requirements, whilst other species growing in the same kind of habitat turn to a creeping habit, thus pushing upwards for sun light by means of stout spines their stems are armed with.