EPPO Global Database

Elaeis guineensis(EAIGU)

Last modification: 2002-03-01

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


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