Elaeis guineensis Jacq., Select. Stirp. Amer. Hist. : 280 (1763)

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Distribution

Map uses TDWG level 3 distributions (http://www.nhm.ac.uk/hosted_sites/tdwg/geogrphy.html)
Angolapresent (World Checklist of Arecaceae)B
Beninpresent (World Checklist of Arecaceae)B
Bismarck Archipelagopresent (World Checklist of Arecaceae)B
Burkinapresent (World Checklist of Arecaceae)B
Burundipresent (World Checklist of Arecaceae)B
Cameroonpresent (World Checklist of Arecaceae)B
Caroline Is.present (World Checklist of Arecaceae)B
Central African Republicpresent (World Checklist of Arecaceae)B
Comorospresent (World Checklist of Arecaceae)B
Congopresent (World Checklist of Arecaceae)B
Costa Ricapresent (World Checklist of Arecaceae)B
Gabonpresent (World Checklist of Arecaceae)B
Ghanapresent (World Checklist of Arecaceae)B
Guineapresent (World Checklist of Arecaceae)B
Ivory Coastpresent (World Checklist of Arecaceae)B
Kenyapresent (World Checklist of Arecaceae)B
Liberiapresent (World Checklist of Arecaceae)B
Madagascarpresent (World Checklist of Arecaceae)B
Malayapresent (World Checklist of Arecaceae)B
Nicaraguapresent (World Checklist of Arecaceae)B
Nigeriapresent (World Checklist of Arecaceae)B
Rwandapresent (World Checklist of Arecaceae)B
Senegalpresent (World Checklist of Arecaceae)B
Sierra Leonepresent (World Checklist of Arecaceae)B
Society Is.present (World Checklist of Arecaceae)B
Sri Lankapresent (World Checklist of Arecaceae)B
Sumaterapresent (World Checklist of Arecaceae)B
Tanzaniapresent (World Checklist of Arecaceae)B
Ugandapresent (World Checklist of Arecaceae)B
Zairepresent (World Checklist of Arecaceae)B
Native to W Africa, but planted throughout the tropics for its oil-rich fruits which are a major source of plant oil on a world scale (Hartley, 1977). In Ecuador it is grown in large plantations below 500 m elevation, particularly in the Santo Domingo-Quinind� area. (Borchsenius F., Borgtoft-Pedersen H. and Baslev H. 1998. Manual to the Palms of Ecuador. AAU Reports 37. Department of Systematic Botany, University of Aarhus, Denmark in collaboration with Pontificia Universidad Catalica del Ecuador)A

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