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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Notes: The grove at the Aberfoyle Golf Course, despite having been planted and exotic, is of undeniable ecological importance since has for many years attracted the only know breeding pairs of Palm-nut Vultures in Zimbabwe.
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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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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 Mozambique: cultivated Elaeis guineensis
Flora of Zambia: cultivated Elaeis guineensis

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Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Elaeis guineensis
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Elaeis guineensis
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Elaeis guineensis
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Elaeis guineensis
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for 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
Tropicos: Elaeis guineensis
West African Plants database: Elaeis guineensis


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-16

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2016). Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated Plants: Species information: Elaeis guineensis.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/species.php?species_id=185110, retrieved 31 May 2016

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