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Elaeis guineensis (African oil palm)

Life > eukaryotes > Archaeoplastida > Chloroplastida > Charophyta > Streptophytina > Plantae (land plants) > Tracheophyta (vascular plants) > Euphyllophyta > Lignophyta (woody plants) > Spermatophyta (seed plants) > Angiospermae (flowering plants) > Monocotyledons > Order: Arecales> Family: Arecaceae > Genus: Elaeis

Elaeis guineensis (Oil palm)  

Elaeis guineensis (Oil palm). [photo John E. Burrows ]

 

Native to tropical Africa, from Angola to Gambia. Cultivated in tropical regions for palm oil.

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