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Last updated on April 18, 2014 at 8:51 EDT

Elaeis guineensis Jacq. African oil palm

Symbol: ELGU
Group: Monocot
Family: Arecaceae
Duration: Perennial
Growth Habit: Tree
Native Status:
  
Distribution: County distributions for the following U.S. states are available at PLANTS:
FL
Classification:
     
Kingdom   Plantae – Plants
Subkingdom   Tracheobionta – Vascular plants
Superdivision   Spermatophyta – Seed plants
Division   Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants
Class   Liliopsida – Monocotyledons
Subclass   Arecidae
Order   Arecales
Family   Arecaceae – Palm family
Genus   Elaeis Jacq. – oil palm
Species   Elaeis guineensis Jacq. – African oil palm
Introduced Information: This plant is introduced to some part of the PLANTS Floristic Area, though it may be native in other parts.

Source: USDA