Elaeis Jacq.

First published in Select. Stirp. Amer. Hist.: 280 (1763)
This genus is accepted
The native range of this genus is Tropical Africa, Central & S. Tropical America.

Distribution

Native to:

Angola, Benin, Brazil North, Cameroon, Central African Repu, Chad, Colombia, Congo, Costa Rica, Ecuador, French Guiana, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Gulf of Guinea Is., Honduras, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Liberia, Malawi, Mozambique, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Panamá, Peru, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Sudan, Suriname, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zaïre

Introduced into:

Andaman Is., Bangladesh, Bismarck Archipelago, Bolivia, Burkina, Burundi, Caroline Is., Comoros, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Ethiopia, Fiji, Haiti, Madagascar, Malaya, Nicobar Is., Puerto Rico, Rwanda, Society Is., Sri Lanka, Sumatera, Trinidad-Tobago

Synonyms

Heterotypic Synonyms

Accepted Species

POWO follows these authorities in accepting this name:

  • Govaerts, R. & Dransfield, J. (2005). World Checklist of Palms: 1-223. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Palmweb - Palms of the World Online

  • J. Dransfield & N. Uhl & C. Asmussen & W.J. Baker & M. Harley & C. Lewis, Genera Palmarum. The evolution and classification of palms. 2008

Flora of West Tropical Africa

  • F.T.A. 8: 124.
  • Select. Stirp. Am. Hist. 280 (1763)

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • Select. Stirp. Amer. Hist.: 280 (1763)

Other Data

Other Kew resources that provide information on this taxon:

Sources

  • Flora of Tropical East Africa

    • Flora of Tropical East Africa
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  • Kew Backbone Distributions

    • The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants 2022. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and https://powo.science.kew.org/
    • © Copyright 2022 World Checklist of Vascular Plants. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0
  • Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone

    • The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants 2022. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and https://powo.science.kew.org/
    • © Copyright 2022 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0
  • Palmweb - Palms of the World Online

    • Palmweb 2011. Palmweb: Palms of the World Online. Published on the internet http://www.palmweb.org. Accessed on 21/04/2013
    • Content licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0