EPPO Global Database

Elaeis guineensis(EAIGU)

Overview
Last modification: 2002-03-01

Basic information
  • EPPO code: EAIGU
  • Preferred name: Elaeis guineensis
  • Authority: Jacquin

Notes

Tropical Africa. Genome sequence published in 2013. Widely cultivated throughout the tropics, leading to the destruction of much indigenous native forest. 


Other scientific names
Name Authority
Elaeis madagascariensis Beccarini
Elaeis melanococca Gärtner

Common names
Name Language
Ölpalme German
oil palm English
palma africana Spanish
palma de aceite Spanish
palmier à huile French
palma da olio Italian
oliepalm Dutch
olejowiec gwinejski Polish
dendezeiro Portuguese
palma-de-guiné Portuguese
palmeira-dendém Portuguese
palmeira-de-óleo-africana Portuguese
масличная пальма Russian
oljna palma Slovene
oljepalm Swedish