Elaeis guineensis Jacq.

 
  • Family : ARECACEAE
    (PALM FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Arecaceae
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Elaeis guineensis Jacq.
  • Common name : Oil Palm, African Oil palm, Jacquin
  • Vernacular name : Ennappana (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Palm
  • Comments / notes : Cultivated for extraction of Palm oil.
  • Flower, Fruit : Throughout the year
  • Distribution :
    • Karnataka : Cultivated
    • Kerala : Thrissur district, Kottayam district, Alappuzha district, Pathanamthitta district, Kollam district
    • Maharashtra : Mumbai-City district, Mumbai Suburban district
  • Native : Tropical West Africa
  • World Distribution : Planted in other parts of the world
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2011 - Palms of Karnataka; Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2014 - Flora of South Kanara; B. D. Sharma, S. Karthikeyan & N. P. Singh 1996 - Flora of Maharashtra state – Monocotyledons; Sasidharan, N. 2011. Flowering plants of Kerala. DVD, V 2, KFRI.
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Raja K Swamy, Deepak Kumar, Arun Singh R. and K. Gopalakrishna Bhat (2019). Flora of Peninsular India. http://peninsula.ces.iisc.ac.in/plants.php?name=Elaeis guineensis. Downloaded on 6 December 2019.

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