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Does this contrast also imply that the long-lived cells in a palm trunk have exceptional properties, which allows this seeming immortality?
We document the long-life of many tall palm species and their inherent long-lived stem cell properties, comparing such plants to conventional trees.
However, the long persistence of living cells in palm trunks is seen not as evidence for unique metabolic processes that sustain longevity, but is a consequence of unique constructional features.
This conclusion suggests that the life span of plant cells is not necessarily genetically determined.
Here is a map representing the distribution of some of these frost-intolerant plants.