Elaeis guineensis Jacq.

  • Family : ARECACEAE
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Arecaceae
  • Species : Elaeis guineensis
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Elaeis guineensis Jacq.
  • Common name : African Oil Palm, Oil Palm
  • Habit : Palm
  • Native : Tropical West Africa
  • Comments : This species is cultivated in some parts for the extraction of oil, popularly called as 'Palm Oil' which is obtained using the fruit kernel. Grown also as an ornamental plant in gardens and parks.
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • World Distribution : Widely cultivated in Tropics
  • Literature : H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1995- Flora of Orissa Vol. 3
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Arun Singh R., Deepak Kumar, Raja K Swamy and Navendu Page (2016). Digital Flora of Eastern Ghats. http://easternghats.ces.iisc.ernet.in/plants.php?name=Elaeis guineensis. Downloaded on 22 February 2024.


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