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Elaeis guineensis, African oil palm

Botanical names: Elaeis guineensis, Elaeis dybowskii, Elaeis macrophylla, Elaeis madagascariensis, Elaeis melanococca, Elaeis nigrescens, Elaeis virescens, Palma oleosa
Arecaceae
Common names
English: African oil palm, macaw-fat
Spanish: palma africana de aceite, palma aceitera
French: palmier à huile, éléis de Guinée
German: Ölpalme
Active constituents: palm oil contain palmitic acid (hexadecanoic acid)


Elaeis guineensis, African oil palm
Elaeis guineensis, African oil palm
illustration from Koehler's medicinal plants
 
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