Leaf_type=palm - is anything wrong with it?

natural=tree is widely used to tag palm trees.

There are many competing ways to mark tree as being a palm, see Talk:Tag:natural=tree - OpenStreetMap Wiki

Among them leaf_type=palm seems most promising to me as it is not relying on botanical knowledge like being ale to decide whether something is in Arecaceae taxon.

It also does not put data that is known to be wrong (like say taxon:en=palm tree would be)

Also, I expect that there is at least one palm tree outside Arecaceae family - while “looks like palm tree leaves” seems more human-readable and decidable without expert knowledge.

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