Elaeis guineensis

Elaeis guineensis


Palmae


Habit

Tree


Fern

No


Predominant Habitat

Forest


Geographic Distribution

Liberia


IUCN Red-List

Not assessed


Synonyms

-


Author (Species)

Jacq.


Rank

-


Taxon

-


Author (Sub Species/Variant)

-


Literature

FWTA 3: 161


Vouchers

??


Common Name(s)

Palm tree, palm nuts tree (Liberian english/ local name/ trade name)


Notes

A conspicuous palm with very long pinnate leaves; the lower leaflets often developed as spines. Stem with remnants of the petiole base but more smooth when older, often with numerous epiphytes. Fruits in big bundles, about 2 x 1 cm. Tree cultivated worldwide for the oil-rich seeds; different kinds of oil are extracted from the pulp and from the kernels.

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