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  Elaeis guineensis
 
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  Family: ARECACEAE/PALMAE
  Citation:  Elaeis guineensis Jacq., Select Am. 280.1763; Sasidh. & Sivar., Fl. Pl. Thrissur For. 481. 1996; Sasidh., Fl. Shenduruny WLS 355. 1997; Renuka, Palms Kerala 45. 1999; Sunil & Sivadasan, Fl. Alappuzha Dist. 717. 2009.
  Malayalam Name(s): Ennappana
  Tamil name(s):
  English name(s): Oil Palm, African oil palm, Jacquin
  Description: Solitary, robust, palm; stem reaches up to 10 m in height and 40-60 cm in diameter. Leaves pinnate, steeply arching, about 6 m long, with numerous pairs of linear leaflets arranged in 4 ranks; basal leaflets reduced to spines. Inflorescence interfoliar; male and female inflorescences are separate; male flowers arranged in cylindrical branches; female inflorescences are robust, partially hidden in leaf bases. Ripe fruits deep purple in colour, slightly angular due to compression, about 3 cm long and 2.5 cm broad at middle.
  Habit: Tree
  Flowering & Fruiting: Throughout the year
  District(s): Thrissur, Kollam, Kottayam, Alappuzha, Pathanamthitta
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Cultivated
  Distribution: West and Central Africa
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s):
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Monocotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: Yes
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to:
  IUCN status:
  Altitude:
  Localities: Rockwood
   
 
   
 
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