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Below is a list of current and extant palm genera (synonymns are in parentheses) assembled by Dr. John Dransfield, the world-renowned palm researcher from Kew Botanical Gardens--updated May 2002. 

Acanthophoenix

Acoelorraphe (Acanthosabal, Paurotis)

Acrocomia (Acanthococos)

Actinokentia

Actinorhytis

Adonidia

Aiphanes (Curima, Marara, Martinezia, Tilmia)

Allagoptera (Diplothemium)

Alloschmidia

Alsmithia

Ammandra

Aphandra

Archontophoenix (Loroma)

Areca (Gigliolia, Mischophloeus, Pichisermollia)

Arenga (Blancoa, Didymosperma, Gomutus, Saguerus)

Asterogyne (Aristeyera)

Astrocaryum (Avoira, Hexopetion, Toxophoenix, Ynesa)

Attalea (Englerophoenix, Lithocarpos, Markleya, Maximiliana, Orbignya, Parascheelea, Pindarea, Sarinia, Scheelea)

Bactris (Amylocarpus, Augustinea, Guilielma, Pyrenoglyphis, Yuyba)

Balaka

Barcella

Basselinia (Microkentia, Nephrocarpus)

Beccariophoenix

Bentinckia

Bismarckia

Borassodendron

Borassus (Lontarus)

Brahea (Erythea, Glaucothea)

Brassiophoenix

Brongniartikentia

Burretiokentia (Rhynchocarpa)

Butia

Calamus (Cornera, Palmijuncus, Rotang, Rotanga, Schizospatha, Zalaccella)

Calospatha

Calyptrocalyx (Linospadix, Paralinospadix)

Calyptrogyne

Calyptronoma (Cocops)

Campecarpus

Carpentaria

Carpoxylon

Caryota (Schunda-Pana, Thuessinkia)

Ceratolobus

Ceroxylon (Beethovenia, Klopstockia)

Chamaedorea (Collinia, Dasystachys, Eleutheropetalum, Wendlandiella)

Chamaerops (Chamaeriphe, Chamaeriphes)

Chambeyronia

Chelyocarpus (Tessmanniodoxa, Tessmanniophoenix)

Chuniophoenix

Clinosperma

Clinostigma (Bentinckiopsis, Clinostigmopsis, Exorrhiza)

Coccothrinax (Haitiella, Thrincoma, Thringis)

Cocos (Calappa, Coccus)

Colpothrinax

Copernicia (Arrudaria, Coryphomia)

Corypha (Codda-Pana, Gembanga, Taliera)

Cryosophila (Acanthorrhiza)

Cyphokentia (Dolichokentia)

Cyphophoenix

Cyphosperma (Taveunia)

Cyrtostachys

Daemonorops

Deckenia

Desmoncus (Atitara)

Dictyocaryum (Dahlgrenia)

Dictyosperma (Dicrosperma, Linoma)

Drymophloeus (Coleospadix, Rehderophoenix, Saguaster)

Dypsis (Adelodypsis, Antongilia, Chrysalidocarpus, Dypsidium, Haplodypsis, Haplophloga, Macrophloga, 
.......Neodypsis
, Neophloga, Phloga, Phlogella, Trichodypsis, Vonitra)

Elaeis (Alfonsia, Corozo)

Eleiodoxa

Eremospatha

Eugeissona

Euterpe (Catis, Plectis, Rooseveltia)

Gastrococos

Gaussia (Aeria, Opsiandra)

Geonoma (Gynestum, Kalbreyera, Roebelia, Taenianthera)

Gronophyllum (Kentia, Leptophoenix, Nengella)

Guihaia

Gulubia (Gulubiopsis, Paragulubia)

Hedyscepe

Heterospathe (Barkerwebbia, Ptychandra)

Howea (Denea, Grisebachia)

Hydriastele (Adelonenga)

Hyophorbe (Mascarena)

Hyospathe

Hyphaene (Cucifera, Doma, Douma)

Iguanura (Slackia)

Iriartea (Deckeria)

Iriartella (Cuatrecasea)

Itaya

Johannesteijsmannia (Teysmannia)

Juania

Jubaea (Micrococos, Molinaea)

Jubaeopsis

Kentiopsis (Mackeea)

Kerriodoxa

Korthalsia (Calamosagus)

Laccospadix

Laccosperma (Ancistrophyllum, Neoancistrophyllum)

Latania (Cleophora)

Lavoixia

Lemurophoenix

Leopoldinia

Lepidocaryum

Lepidorrhachis

Licuala (Dammera, Pericycla)

Linospadix (Bacularia)

Livistona (Saribus, Wissmannia)

Lodoicea

Loxococcus

Lytocaryum (Glaziova, Microcoelum)

Manicaria (Pilophora)

Marojejya

Masoala

Mauritia (Orophoma)

Mauritiella (Lepidococcus)

Maxburretia (Liberbaileya, Symphyogyne)

Medemia

Metroxylon (Coelococcus, Sagus)

Moratia

Myrialepis (Bejaudia)

Nannorrhops

Nenga

Neonicholsonia (Woodsonia)

Neoveitchia

Nephrosperma

Normanbya

Nypa (Nipa)

Oenocarpus (Jessenia)

Oncocalamus

Oncosperma (Keppleria)

Orania (Arausiaca, Halmoorea, Macrocladus, Sindroa)

Oraniopsis

Parajubaea

Pelagodoxa

Phoenicophorium (Stevensonia)

Phoenix (Dachel, Elate, Palma, Zelonops)

Pholidocarpus

Pholidostachys

Physokentia (Goniocladus, Goniosperma)

Phytelephas (Elephantusia, Palandra, Yarina)

Pigafetta

Pinanga (Cladosperma, Ophiria, Pseudopinanga)

Plectocomia

Plectocomiopsis

Podococcus

Pogonotium

Polyandrococos

Prestoea (Acrista, Euterpe, Martinezia, Oreodoxa)

Pritchardia (Eupritchardia, Styloma)

Pritchardiopsis

Pseudophoenix (Chamaephoenix, Cyclospathe, Sargentia)

Ptychococcus

Ptychosperma (Actinophloeus, Drymophloeus, Ponapea, Romanowia, Seaforthia, Strongylocaryum)

Raphia (Sagus)

Ravenea (Louvelia, Ranevea)

Reinhardtia (Malortiea)

Retispatha

Rhapidophyllum

Rhapis

Rhopaloblaste (Ptychoraphis)

Rhopalostylis (Eora)

Roscheria

Roystonea (Oreodoxa)

Sabal (Inodes)

Salacca (Lophospatha)

Satakentia

Satranala

Schippia

Sclerosperma

Serenoa (Diglossophyllum)

Siphokentia

Socratea (Metasocratea)

Solfia

Sommieria

Syagrus (Arecastrum, Arikury, Arikuryroba, Barbosa, Chrysallidosperma, Langsdorffia, Platenia, Rhyticocos)

Synechanthus (Rathea, Reineckea)

Tectiphiala

Thrinax (Hemithrinax)

Trachycarpus

Trithrinax (Diodosperma)

Veillonia

Veitchia (?Kajewskia, Vitiphoenix)

Verschaffeltia

Voanioala

Wallichia (Asraoa, Harina, Wrightea)

Washingtonia (Neowashingtonia)

Welfia

Wettinia (Acrostigma, Catoblastus, Catostigma, Wettinella, Wettiniicarpus)

Wodyetia

Zombia (Oothrinax)

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