Elaeis guineensis Jacq.

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Elaeis guineensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Aberfoyle Golf Course, Honde Valley.

Elaeis guineensis

Photo: Petra Ballings
Aberfoyle Golf Course, Honde Valley.

Elaeis guineensis

Photo: Petra Ballings
Aberfoyle Golf Course, Honde Valley.

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Common names:
Frequency: Rare
Status: Uncertain
Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: In floodplain grassland and near rivers.
Altitude range:
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Throughout the moister parts of Africa and widely cultivated in other countries within and outside Africa; also in Madagascar
Malawi distribution:
Growth form(s): Tree.
Endemic status:
Red data list status:
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Burrows, J.E., Burrows, S.M., Lötter, M.C. & Schmidt, E. (2018). Trees and Shrubs Mozambique Publishing Print Matters (Pty), Cape Town. Page 49. (Includes a picture).

Da Silva, M.C., Izidine, S. & Amude, A.B. (2004). A preliminary checklist of the vascular plants of Mozambique. Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 30 Sabonet, Pretoria Page 120.

Dransfield, J. (2010). Arecaceae Flora Zambesiaca 13(2) Pages 66 - 69. (Includes a picture).

White, F., Dowsett-Lemaire, F. & Chapman, J.D. (2001). Evergreen forest flora of Malawi Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew Page 107.

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Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Elaeis guineensis
Flora of Mozambique: Elaeis guineensis
Flora of Mozambique: cultivated Elaeis guineensis
Flora of Zambia: cultivated Elaeis guineensis
Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Elaeis guineensis

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Elaeis guineensis
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Elaeis guineensis
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Elaeis guineensis
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Elaeis guineensis
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iNaturalist: Elaeis guineensis
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Elaeis guineensis
JSTOR Plant Science: Elaeis guineensis
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Elaeis guineensis
Plants of the World Online: Elaeis guineensis
Tropicos: Elaeis guineensis
Wikipedia: Elaeis guineensis

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Malawi: Species information: Elaeis guineensis.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=185110, retrieved 1 March 2024

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