The new species and flowering plants are the part of discoveries that are part of new ages and in this regard one of the most fascinating examples of these developments involves the species of palms that are mostly used to make the distinctively wide, the conical hats that many Vietnamese use to wear.
It was 2008 when the Garden scientist Andrew Henderson, who was one of the world's leading palm experts, had published a scientific description of the main palm species that was used in making of hats.
In Vietnam there are already existing number of un-described new species of, it was said by Dr. Henderson, who were continues to working on identifying and cataloging the palms of Vietnam and the rest of Southeast Asia.
After conducting his full research on DNA and species of palm in last year Dr. Henderson named 19 new species of palms. All those species are discovered by extensive research in the Garden of Lynda Steere Herbarium, Garden's William and other herbaria in the United States, Europe, and Central and South America. Among these species 12 of the new species are in the genus Geonoma which are commonly found in tropical forests in Central and South America. He also named a new species in this category Lanonia as a new genus of palm.