NON-NATIVE :: Arecaceae (palm family) » Elaeis guineensis

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Dinesh Valke

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May 25, 2010, 3:28:25 PM5/25/10
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Arecaceae (palm family) » Elaeis guineensis (syn. Elaeis melanococca, Elaeis madagascariensis)


el-LEE-iss -- from the Greek elaia (olive); refers to the olives / olive oil used commercially         
gin-ee-EN-sis -- of or from Guinea, West Africa

commonly known as: African oil palm, macaw fat

Native of: tropical Africa; naturalized in Sri Lanka, Sumatra, Malaysia; widely cultivated in tropics


References:
 • Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden ... http://www.palmguide.org/images.php?family=ARECACEAE&genus=Elaeis
 • PIER ... http://www.hear.org/pier/species/elaeis_guineensis.htm
 • NPGS / GRIN .. http://www.ars-grin.gov/cgi-bin/npgs/html/taxon.pl?14936


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tanay bose

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May 26, 2010, 1:05:35 AM5/26/10
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Nice collection Dinesh Ji, Great photography bt if u can please add a photo of a portion of the leaf in palm taxonomy leaf play a good role, kindly if u have please add a close up of a potion of the leaf
TAnay

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