Plant of the family Palmae, characterized by a single tall stem bearing a thick cluster of large palmate or pinnate leaves at the top. The majority of the numerous species are tropical or subtropical. Some, such as the coconut, date, sago, and oil palms, are important economically.
Several palms are native to Florida.
The small palm tree Willmania carinensis is confined to Djibouti, Somalia, and Yemen, growing along river valleys. Although cultivated, it is now extremely rare and endangered in the wild. The main threats come from grazing by cattle and sheep, and from felling for building timber; the palm is one of the few trees producing straight and durable timber in the area.
Olof, 1927, 1986 (ermordet), schwed. Politiker (Sozialdemokrat); 1969–76 u. 1982–86 Min.-Präs.
(Sven) (1927-1986) Swedish social-democratic politician, prime minister 1969–76 and 1982–86. As prime minister he carried out constitutional reforms, turning the Riksdag into a single-chamber parliament and stripping the monarch of power, and was widely respected for his support of Third World countries. He was assassinated Feb 1986.
Palme, educated in Sweden and the US, joined the SAP 1949 and became secretary to the prime minister 1954. He led the SAP youth movement 1955–61. In 1963 he entered government and held several posts before becoming leader of the Social Democratic Labour Party (SAP) 1969. Palme was shot by an unknown assassin in the center of Stockholm while walking home with his wife after an evening visit to a cinema.