Taxon: Hyphaene thebaica (L.) Mart.

 
Genus: Hyphaene
Family: Arecaceae (alt.Palmae)
  Subfamily: Coryphoideae
      Tribe: Borasseae
        Subtribe: Hyphaeninae
Nomen number: 19615
Place of publication: Hist. nat. palm. 3:225, t. 131-133. 1838
Name Verified on: 12-Nov-2008 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 17-Mar-2010
Species priority site is:
Accessions: 15 in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: ornamental (fide Dict Gard; Hortus 3)
  • Human food: fruit (fide Use Pl WT Afr)
  • Materials: beads (fide Bot Beads World; as http://www.botanicalbeads.com/BBB_page_102.html,)
  • Materials: fiber (fide F Somalia; Use Pl WT Afr)
  • Materials: wood (fide F Somalia; Use Pl WT Afr)

Distributional Range:

    Native:

  • Africa

    • Northeast Tropical Africa: Chad; Djibouti; Eritrea; Somalia; Sudan
    • Northern Africa: Egypt
    • West Tropical Africa: Benin; Burkina Faso; Cote D'Ivoire; Gambia; Ghana; Mali; Mauritania; Niger; Nigeria; Senegal; Sierra Leone; Togo
    • West-Central Tropical Africa: Cameroon; Central African Republic
  • Asia-Temperate

    • Arabian Peninsula: Saudi Arabia; Yemen
    • Western Asia: Egypt - Sinai

  • Cultivated:

    . also cult.

References:

  • Aldén, B., S. Ryman & M. Hjertson Våra kulturväxters namn - ursprung och användning. Formas, Stockholm (Handbook on Swedish cultivated and utility plants, their names and origin). 2009 (Vara kulturvaxt namn)
  • Ali, S. I. & S. M. H. Jafri, eds. Flora of Libya. 1976- (F Libya)
  • Andrews, F. W. The flowering plants of the Anglo-Egyptian Sudan. 1950-1956 (F Sudan)
  • Burkill, H. M. The useful plants of west tropical Africa. 1985-2004 (Use Pl WT Afr)
  • Cufodontis, G. Enumeratio plantarum aethiopiae: Spermatophyta. 1953-1972 (F EthiopCuf)
  • Encke, F. et al. Zander: Handwörterbuch der Pflanzennamen, 13. Auflage. 1984 (Zander ed13)
  • Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) 2010. Ecocrop (on-line resource). (Ecocrop)
  • Govaerts, R. & J. Dransfield World checklist of palms. 2005 (L Palms)
  • Hedberg, I. & S. Edwards Flora of Ethiopia. 1989- (and Eritrea. 2000) (F Ethiop)
  • Huxley, A., ed. The new Royal Horticultural Society dictionary of gardening. 1992 (Dict Gard)
  • Keay, R. W. J. & F. N. Hepper Flora of west tropical Africa, ed. 2. 1953-1972 (F WT Afr)
  • Liberty Hyde Bailey Hortorium Hortus third. 1976 (Hortus 3)
  • Moore, H. E., Jr. 1963. An annotated checklist of cultivated palms (Principes) 7:147.
  • Nasir, E. & S. I. Ali, eds. Flora of [West] Pakistan. 1970- (F Pak)
  • Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource). (Pl Names)
  • Rehm, S. Multilingual dictionary of agronomic plants. 1994 (Dict Rehm)
  • Smith, R. J. Botanical beads of the world (on-line resource). (Bot Beads World)
  • Thulin, M., ed. Flora of Somalia. 1993- (F Somalia)
  • Turrill, W. B. et al., eds. Flora of tropical East Africa. 1952- (F TE Afr)

Synonyms:

Check other web resources for Hyphaene thebaica (L.) Mart. :

  • Mansfeld: Mansfeld's World Databas of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops
  • ePIC: Electronic Plant Information Centre of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • AGRICOLA: Article Citation Database or NAL Catalog of USDA's National Agricultural Library
  • Entrez: NCBI's search engine for PubMed citations, GenBank sequences, etc.