Elaeis guineensis Jacq.

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Elaeis guineensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Cloud Pool, Gorongosa National Park, Muanza.

Elaeis guineensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Cloud Pool, Gorongosa National Park, Muanza.

Elaeis guineensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Cloud Pool, Gorongosa National Park, Muanza.

Elaeis guineensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Cloud Pool, Gorongosa National Park, Muanza.

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Notes: Although several other small populations are known from Mozambique, it is very unclear whether these are of natural native origin or are naturalized from ancient planted specimens. The population in the images were of different ages but now large tree-size specimens were seen anywhere. It seems very unlikely the specimens themselves were planted since they were growing in a remote and otherwise undisturbed area.
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Worldwide distribution: Throughout the moister parts of Africa and widely cultivated in other countries within and outside Africa; also in Madagascar
Growth form(s): Tree.
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Content last updated: Friday 10 July 2015
Literature:

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

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Elaeis guineensis
Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Elaeis guineensis
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Elaeis guineensis
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Elaeis guineensis
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Elaeis guineensis
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Elaeis guineensis
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Elaeis guineensis
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Elaeis guineensis
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Elaeis guineensis
Ispot Southern Africa: Elaeis guineensis
JSTOR Plant Science: Elaeis guineensis
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Elaeis guineensis
Kew Monocotyledon checklist: Elaeis guineensis
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Elaeis guineensis
The Plant List (version 1.1): Elaeis guineensis
Tropicos: Elaeis guineensis


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-17

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2017). Flora of Mozambique: Cultivated Plants: Species information: Elaeis guineensis.
http://www.mozambiqueflora.com/cult/species.php?species_id=185110, retrieved 17 November 2017

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